At the Met Gala, Minimalism Is a Relative Term

May 3, 2016 3:03 AM

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At the Met Gala, Minimalism Is a Relative Term

The theme of the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center this year was fashion and technology. This meant that people like Andrew Bolton, the museum’s new head curator, along with Jonathan Ive of Apple — who served as a sponsor — spoke in lofty tones about the dichotomies of man versus machine, haute couture versus ready-to-wear, hand-sewn versus mass produced.

For lay people, it meant a carefully curated exhibit of wild designer gowns and a gala celebration on Monday night at which the bulk of celebrity attendants wore metallics.

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