The 2016 Met Ball Tech Theme Has Been Announced

No event can bring the fashion and art crowd together quite like the Met Ball, the glamourous affair is a fabulous mix of designers and their celebrity muses by their side. Each year attendees must adhere to the elaborate theme, planning and partnering up with designers months in advance to ensure they make an impression on the red carpet in a show-stopping look. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute just announced their theme for next years event, drum roll please, The 2016 Met Ball’s theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”

According to Vogue, the gala “will focus on the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion.” Typically, couture garments are associated with craftmanship, time and hand stitching, whereas ready-to-wear is machine-made. However, nowadays both couture and ready-to-wear use can use techniques that are borrowed from one another. Thanks to the cutting-edge developments in technology, fashion has come a long way throughout the years.

The exhibit will display over 100 ready-to-wear and couture looks. Handmade techniques such as embroidery, pleating and lacework will be shown along side machine-made designs showcasing recent technologies like laser-cutting.

The event will take place on May 2, 2016 giving our fashion icons about 7 months to pull their looks together, and there is no doubt that they will bring it. Who are you most looking forward to see walking the red carpet up the steps of the Met?There’s no way any of us will be forgetting about some of the jaw-dropping looks from last year’s China: Through the Looking Glass themed gala.