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Met Museum Announces Details for Annual Met Gala and Costume Institute’s Spring Show

2016 exhibition will be “manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology,” a show that will “explore the impact of new technology on fashion and how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear,” according to a museum statement. Meanwhile, the annual Met Gala, timed in celebration of the exhibition’s opening, will be co-chaired by Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift, and Anna Wintour. Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, and Miuccia Prada will also serve as honorary chairs.

“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,” said Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s curator. Bolton was recently just appointed to his role, as reported earlier.