Wednesday 26 April 2017

The Met Ball 2016 will be tech-themed - chaired by Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and Apple's Jonny Ive

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

The annual Met Ball, often referred to as the Fashion Oscars, will be chaired by celebrities Taylor Swift and Idris Elba, alongside industry heavyweights Anna Wintour, Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada.

It's the most glamorous and star studded event of the year, and the next installment will be no different.

Taylor Swift in Oscar De La Renta at 2014 Met Ball
Taylor Swift in Oscar De La Renta at 2014 Met Ball

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2016 Costume Institute exhibit will have a technological theme, exploring how innovations and advancements have changed how we wear and view fashion.

The exhibit will be entitled, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" and will feature 100 pieces of haute couture and ready-to-wear garments.

Taylor Swift at the Met Ball in 2013
Taylor Swift at the Met Ball in 2013

The exhibition will also have several workshops, including 3-D printing which will demonstrate to the public will be able to see these designs take shape.

Fittingly, Apple's Chief Design Officer Jonny Ive will join the likes of US Vogue's Anna Wintour as a co-chair for the exhibition.

Beyonce in Givenchy at Met Ball 2015
Beyonce in Givenchy at Met Ball 2015
Yes, Kim was pregnant wearing this Cavalli couture feathered number to the Met Gala in May.
Justin Bieber (and Olivier Rousteing) does a modern day MC Hammer in Balmain.
No one could even get within five feet of Zendaya's Fausto Puglisi dress.
Meanwhile, Solange gives a lesson in loving your look and not caring what anyone else thinks (in Giles).
Sarah Jessica Parker wore H&M and Phillip Treacy and looked like the fire emoji in the process.
Chloe Sevigny forgot to get her dress fitted beforehand.
Cara Delevingne's cutout jumpsuit by Stella McCartney was one of the more demure looks of the night.
A lesson in trying too hard to stick to the theme by Kris Jenner in Balmain.
Tabitha Simmons made sure everyone knew she was there in gold.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen went for their signature bright and cheery style.
Miley Cyrus
Anna Wintour in Prada at the 2012 Met Gala

The illustrious opening night brings together the leading names in fashion, entertainment and society. So we can expect to see a lot of intricate technology-inspired outfits in keeping with the theme.

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Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture at Met Ball 2015
Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture at Met Ball 2015

The Costume Institute's curator Andrew Bolton told US Vogue that, "Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made.

"But recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other."

Rihanna in Guo Pei at Met Ball 2015
Rihanna in Guo Pei at Met Ball 2015

The exhibit will be sponsored by Apple.

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