Jesus, this month. How much heartbreak can we take?
To lighten the mood a bit, last week I met my friend Angela in New York and spent a delightful day with her. We walked from Battery Park to Chinatown, where we feasted at Nom Wah (Thanks to Rosie for sending us there. Best. Dim Sum. Ever!), then we caught the train uptown to see the “Manus Ex Machina” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. So here are some pictures to remind us that when the world gets ugly, and God knows it’s been one ugly-ass summer so far, there is still beauty all around us.
Neoprene couture wedding gown by Chanel opens the exhibit
But what’s with the drag lines?
McQueen metal dresses
Can’t sit in this one
Crappy cell phone detail of the embroidery on the Dior dress
Dior by Yves Saint Laurent
This is made of plastic drinking straws
Clear sequins over printed ombré silk jersey
Dior side by side with McQueen
70s Givenchy, IIRC
Iris van Herpen is one crazy lady!
For those days you just want to look like a wooly bear caterpillar
Valentino and Gres on the left, Iris van Herpen on the right
Classic Chanel? Kinda sorta. That “tweed” is plastic
Here you can see the “weave” of the Chanel tweed
Cool idea for a shirt dress from Prada: zipper instead of button placket
Only a sewing nerd would stick her camera under the dress to see the innards
Hand crocheted lace
Chanel fron the 30s
The exhibit has been extended into September. If you have the chance, do go see it.