Met Gala – Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

Each year the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute hosts a Gala event to mark the opening of their latest fashion exhibition. As well as being one of the most exclusive tickets on the New York social scene, the event is a major fundraiser for the Institute. If you are looking to rub shoulders with the hottest designers and celebs, a ticket will set you back a cool $25k. The exhibition’s theme sets the dress code for the evening with many attendees pushing the envelope with their interpretation. This year we saw hundreds of fashionable guests explore the intersection of… Continue Reading

The 88th Academy Awards Red Carpet

Gone are the times when an actor attending the Academy Awards could just roll up in the clothes from their latest film (a la Diane Keaten in her Annie Hall garb) or whatever sparkling confection caught their eye (Meryl Streep in the 80’s), now the Oscars are big business for the fashion houses.  The television air time, social media hype and magazine pages devoted to the Oscars make dressing a celebrity an almost priceless marketing opportunity, such that each house vies to get their outfit on a celebrity of choice. Because of the high level of scrutiny we have seen… Continue Reading