A Starry Night in Zac Posen’s Tech Dream Gownby
Every year there are Met Gala attendees who take the theme seriously, and those that treat it more as a suggestion. And this year designer, Zac Posen, and his muse of the evening, Claire Danes, embraced this years theme: "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" to infinity and beyond. Made with a custom fiber optic woven organza, Danes transformed into a living Cinderella in a gown complete with dazzling lights that shimmered like stars in the night sky. And despite the fancy coding and fabrics, the dress still feels very much on-brand for Posen, not like an iWatch strapped to a dress. Especially considering the glow-in-the-dark gown's fairy-tale silhouette. A fit that Posen is known for.
The designer has been known to pull out a tech trick or two. He worked with Google’s initiative, Made with Code, which helps get more young girls interested in computer science, to create a show-stopping dress that closed his ZAC Zac Posen spring 2016 show and was later worn by Star Wars star Lupita Nyong’o.