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Sneak Peek at the Costume Institute's Upcoming 'Manus x Machina'

February 16, 2016

By Gemma Kim for Fashionista.com Head curator Andrew Bolton explains how the Met's next fashion exhibit will seek to reconcile the oppositional relationship between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina). At the Metropolitan Museum of Art's  press preview for the Costume Institute's upcoming exhibit, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," head curator Andrew Bolton touched on the traditionally dichotomous relationship between the handmade and machine-made in fashion, and the blurring of the two disciplines in the creation of haute couture and ready-to-wear. The Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton at Monday's press preview for "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology."    Bolton started off by noting that since the birth of haute couture in the...

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