metWe are looking forward to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s next Costume Institute exhibition, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”. The upcoming show will focus on the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion.

“Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made,” explains Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute. “But recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other.”

There will be over 100 pieces on display in this exciting exhibition (we’ve pulled images of a few of our favorites). It all culminates the first Monday in May with the infamous Met Ball, also known as “Fashion’s Oscar Night”. We can’t wait to watch the red carpet for the glitterati’s bold gowns as they dress around yet another chic theme, exploring the juxtaposition of traditional techniques like embroidery and lacework and technology-driven designs rooted in laser-cutting and circular knitting.