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Met Gala 2016: Manus X Machina

Yesterday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art held the Gala to precede the opening of its new Costume Institute exhibition, “Manus x Machina.”  Curated by Andrew Bolton inside the Robert Lehman Wing, the show highlights couture and ready-to-wear techniques both handmade and technologically crafted.   From the techno fashion designs of Iris van Herpen to the handcrafted fashion pieces of Alexander McQueen, I am excited to visit the exhibition space this spring.

Artificial Flowers Case Study Wedding Ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Autumn/Winter 2005–6 Haute Couture, back view; Courtesy of Chanel Patrimoine Collection
Photo: Courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pictured:  Artificial Flowers Case Study Wedding Ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Autumn/Winter 2005–6 Haute Couture, back view; Courtesy of Chanel Patrimoine Collection

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Modelogs Moment: A Conversation with Summer Thompson

Post Fashion Week in London, I began following Summer on social media.  She shined at the Ashish show with her bronze fro’. After learning she was from South Africa, a rarity in the model dna I’m used to covering, she was a top priority for a Modelogs Moment feature.

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Read more for Summer’s local guide of things to do when in South Africa, a day in the life of a newcomer at London Fashion Week and the brands she would love to work for next (shhhh…one of them is a secret): Continue reading Modelogs Moment: A Conversation with Summer Thompson

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Kenzo X Disney

Parisian fashion house Kenzo has partnered with Disney for a limited-edition capsule collection inspired by the upcoming release of The Jungle BookDesigners Carol Lim and Humberto Leon researched original drawings from the Disney archives’ late ’60s collection of “The Jungle Book” sketches to design the apparel.

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Photo credit: Priscilla Saada
Stylist: Max Pearmain

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