The 2016 Met Gala Theme Is Revealed
Taylor Swift and Idris Elba are among the event's co-chairs.
It's time to get ready for the 2016 Met Gala because the theme has been announced: Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced on Tuesday that this year's exhibition will be called "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," which will explore the intersection of haute couture and machine-made fashion.
According to Vogue, the exhibit will feature more than 100 pieces of both haute couture and ready-to-wear, as well as 3-D printing workshops that will showcase how certain looks are created.
"Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and pret-a-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made," Andrew Bolton, who will replace Harold Koda as the lead curator of the Costume Institute when he retires next year, told Vogue. "But recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other."
The 2016 Met Gala will be held Monday, May 2, with Anna Wintour, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and Jonathan Ive as the fashion extravaganza's co-chairs. Karl Lagerfeld, Nicolas Ghesquiere and Miuccia Prada will serve as honorary chairs. Fittingly enough, tech giant Apple will be sponsoring the gala and exhibit.
In past years, themes have included "China: Through the Looking Glass" (2015), "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" (2014), "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" (2011), "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" (2012) and "Punk: Chaos to Couture" (2013).