Best Innovative Looks At Met Gala 2016

This year’s theme at the Met Gala- Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology- was a tough theme to dress for, however there were some standout celeb looks who made it work.

While wearable tech is not making Met Gala worthy gowns just yet, that doesn’t mean there can’t be cross collaborations with designers and tech companies to bring about new innovative gowns.

Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova

The designers of Marchesa partnered with IBM to create what they called a “cognitive dress” which would analyze the tweets and emotions of fans watching and light up with corresponding colored LED lights.


Claire Danes

Actress Claire Danes wore a custom Zac Posen gown made with custom fiber optic woven organza, turning Danes into a real life Cinderella when the gown would light up.

Other celebrities took a different approach to this year’s theme, focusing more on sustainability.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Watson wore a gown designed by Calvin Klein and Eco Age where they were able to create this look made out of only sustainable cotton, satin, and taffeta all of which were woven from threads made from recycled plastic bottles.

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta 

Couture designers were not the only one’s creating innovative looks, high street retailer H&M created several custom looks focusing on sustainability and incorporating tech fabrics, handmade elements, and eco friendly techniques to create this gown.

This year’s Met Gala has shown us where the future of fashion could be taking us, whether that be with interactive designs or sustainable practices, the industry is definitely shifting.

Which looks did you like best?


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