H&M dresses celebrities at the Met Gala 2016
H&M creates unique custom-made looks for Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Hailee Steinfeld, Lucky Blue and Pyper America Smith, and Amber Valletta for the year’s most prestigious night in fashion.
For the second year running H&M had the privilege of dressing celebrity guests at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit. Taking the theme of this year’s exhibition “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” as inspiration, the design team at H&M used hand-crafted traditions and cutting-edge techniques and materials to create each of the individual looks. As well as appearing on the red carpet and previewing the exhibition, the guests joined H&M at its table for the benefit gala itself.
“It’s been an amazing experience to collaborate with H&M to create a one of a kind dress. The stunning four foot train makes me feel so glamorous,” says singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.
The exhibition “Manus x Machina” celebrates both the machine and man-made in fashion, looking at how the traditions have increasingly become blurred. The theme inspired the H&M design team to create looks that reflected the personality of each of its guests, using techniques such as laser-cutting, hand embroidery, feathering, stonework and crystal pleating.
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