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Manus x Machina: Met Gala 2016

Fashion in an Age of Technology

The Met Gala, the exclusive event held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute each first Monday in May has been dubbed the ‘Oscars of the East’ – and the fashion never dissapoints. This year’s festivities surround the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ exhibition at the Met, slated to open officially on May 3rd.

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From Balmain to Givenchy, the red carpet was a mixture both nods and sneers to technology. Chainmaille, crochet, metal and sequins – looks ranging from tech to luddite produced a hard and soft modernist juxtaposition.

Rey Urban Modernist Scandinavian Sterling Necklace

DENMARK
1960s
This is a very interesting and sculptural modernist piece by Rey Urban. The pendent measures 2 3/8″h x 2 1/8″w x 3/4″d. The total legnth of this necklace is 26 1/4 inches.

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Hans Hansen Modernist Bracelet

DENMARK
1960s
This is a fabulous modernist sterling silver bracelet by Hans Hansen.

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Modernist Machine Age Two Color Gold Bracelet

PORTUGAL
1940-1949
This is a fabulous machine age bracelet. It has an interior circumference of 7 inches.

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Early Sterling Silver Betty Cooke Modernist Necklace

UNITED STATES
1960s
This necklace virtually floats on the neck. It is flexible and opens much like a cuff bracelet. The interior measures 13 inches and can open a little larger.The exterior 5.5″w x 4.”d x .75″h.

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Antonio Pineda Modernist Silver and Amethyst Bracelet

MEXICO
1960
This is an exceptional bracelet by the Modernist Master Antonio Pineda. This oval shaped, very wearable bracelet, has an interior diameter of 6 3/8″. The interior oval shape measures 2 1/4″w x 1 3/4″d. The highest point of the bracelet measures 1 1/8″h.

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Modernist Gold and Pearl Earrings

UNITED STATES
1960s
These are great looking sculptural earrings.

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Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia Modernist Cufflinks

UNITED STATES
1920s-30s
These are handsome and substantial cufflinks by Weckstrom.

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Kittelsen for Tostrup Modernist Sterling Earrings

NORWAY
1960s
These are an interesting textured pair of earrings by Kittelsen for J. Tostrup.

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Modernist Napier Sterling Silver Cuff

UNITED STATES
1960s
In the style of Art Smith, this is a wonderfully designed cuff bracelet by Napier. This fits a small to small medium wrist.

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