|Zac Posen for Claire Danes at Met Gala 2016|
The future is here, and we've got the dress as proof. Who needs a deal with a fairy godmother? Why gather your toads and mice as your carriage? I'd rather be Cinderella for eternity rather than til midnight, thanks.
The dress was a one of a kind, hand sewn behemoth constructed from organza and fibre optics which gave it the ability to light up in the dark as though you've sewn diamonds into the threads. Due to its sheer size, Claire Dane had to take a bus in order to grace the Met Gala with her presence. Ahh, the commitment we make for fashion. There's another great hero of our time, Cate Blanchett who rode our seriously atrocious transport system in order to avoid wrinkling her dress. Iconic. The dress itself is a product of LED lights and the power of 30 battery packs. .. Any chance that one can be spared to charge your phone in the night? Priorities.
Hands down, the dress more than matched the theme, 'Manux x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology'. Science fiction, fantasy.. they push the norm of what makes our desires. It's painful. We can marvel but to possess is a fleeting dream. I wonder, if I'll live long enough to see science merge with fashion in a way that is affordable yet breathtakingly extravagant. When that day happens, I'm living out all my Harry Potter dreams.