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Iris Van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984). Dress, autumn/winter 2013–14, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black cotton twill, hand–painted with gray and purple polyurethane resin and iron filings, hand–sculpted with magnets. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Machine–sewn black cotton twill, hand–painted with gray and purple polyurethane resin and iron filings, hand–sculpted with magnets.

House of Dior (French, founded 1947), John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar, 1960). Jacket, autumn/winter 1997–98, Haute Couture. Hand–cut and –pieced white leather, machine–topstitched, hand–sewn wire frame and silver metal hook–and–eye closures (detail, p. 138). Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

House of Dior (French, founded John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar…

House of Dior (French, founded 1947), Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). “Junon” Dress, autumn/winter 1949–50, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn, hand–finished pale green silk faille and taffeta foundation, hand–sewn pale blue silk tulle embroidered with opalescent sequins, hand–applique of forty–five hand–cut pale blue silk tulle and horsehair petals, hand–embroidered with opalescent, blue, green, and orange gelatin sequins. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

This photo doesn't do the Dior Junon dress justice. I had the privilege of seeing it up close during a class at the Met Costume Institute.

Sarah Burton (British, born 1974) for Alexander McQueen (British, founded 1992). Ensemble (detail), autumn/winter 2012–13, Prêt–à–Porter. Laser–cut white pony skin bonded to black leather, machine–sewn and hand–finished with Mongolian wool; hammered silver metal bow belt. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Sarah Burton (British, born for Alexander McQueen (British, founded

Prada (Italian, founded 1913), Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949). Dress, autumn/winter 2011–12, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn white silk organdy, hand–embroidered with plastic opalescent paillettes and clear beads. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Prada (Italian, founded Miuccia Prada (Italian, born Dress, autumn/winter Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn white silk organdy, hand–embroidered with plastic opalescent paillettes and clear beads.

Valentino S.p.A. (Italian, founded 1959), Maria Grazia Chiuri (Italian, born 1964), Pierpaolo Piccioli (Italian, born 1967). Dress, autumn/winter 2013–14, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black silk net, hand–appliqué of laser–cut black broadtail, hand–embroidered with black jet beads, hand–finished with black silk satin. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Vionnet S. (Italian, founded Hussein Chalayan (British, born Cyprus…

Miyake Design Studio (Japanese, founded 1970), Issey Miyake (Japanese, born 1938). 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE No. 1 Ensemble (detail), autumn/winter 2010–11, Prêt–à–Porter. Custom software–rendered pattern, heat–pressed on black recycled–polyethylene terephthalate (PET)–bottle plain weave, heat–stamped with gold metallic foil. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Miyake Design Studio (Japanese, founded Issey Miyake (Japanese, born…

House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French, 1883–971). Evening Dress, 1937–38, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn, machine–made black silk–rayon lace, hand–shaped with wire and horsehair at sleeves; hand–attached, machine–sewn black rayon crepe liner; white linen floral corsage with die–cut, hand–embossed, and hand–assembled flowers. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

House of Chanel (French, founded Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French…

Alexander Mcqueen (British, founded 1992), Sarah Burton (British, born 1974). Dress, spring/summer 2012, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine– and hand–sewn nude silk lace bonded with laser–cut black patent leather, hand–sewn godets of nude silk tulle, hand–appliqued with nude silk lace motifs. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Alexander Mcqueen (British, founded Sarah Burton (British, born

House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress, spring/summer 2013, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black synthetic scuba knit bonded with white cotton lace, black stretch satin; hand–finished. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

House of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld: Dress, spring/summer haute couture. Machine–sewn black synthetic scuba knit bonded with white cotton lace, black stretch satin;

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