Manus x Machina
Warning: All of these photos are terrible and do not do these gowns any justice because low lighting is not my forte.
This dress is made out of straws. Yes! Straws that look like feathers. Swoon.
Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913)
Wedding ensemble, autumn/winter 2014–15 haute couture
This train had intricate gilded beading that sparkled from every direction. I'm sure if you do a search online you can find someone who illegally snagged a video. It was absolutely breathtaking!
I used Instagram a lot to look up photos of cool things to do and see while we were on vacation. It really is the current influencer network. If you do a quick Instagram location search of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC all you'll find are photos of the Manus x Machina exhibit. While we were planning our trip, I knew that we wanted to go to The Met but I was getting frustrated by all the photos of clothes because there are so many great paintings in their collection that I consider more important. I was really, really wrong about this exhibit. In person it is captivating! Every dress has incredible attention to detailing. We spent way too much time in this exhibit while we were waiting for the cafeterias to open. Read more about this year's collection on their site: