“Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” is the theme of the 2016 Met Gala and thus, of course, the inspiration for the custom gowns walking the red carpet on Diane and her guests. In creating this year’s looks, we sought inspiration from the 1927 Fritz Land film “Metropolis,” with its themes of man versus machine, and imagery drawing fromm Bauhaus, Cubist and Futuristic design—plus a healthy dose of the film’s glamorous art deco era. Using liquid metallic jersey, each dress embodies the fluidity of the greatest technologies, and the feel of industrial metals, with a unique neckline and embellishment to suit the woman who wears it: dazzling silver for Imaan Hammam, brilliant gold for Dylan Penn, and rich bronze for Riley Keough.
As for Diane… this evening she will debut a galaxy print on an embellished jersey column dress, and a custom headpiece. Read more here about how she gets ready for the party of the year, and check back for photos of the final looks!