Explore Chanel 2015, Ostrich Feathers, and more!

House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress (detail), autumn/winter 2015–16, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn black silk tulle, hand–embroidered by Lemarié with black crystals and black silk passementerie hand–woven with hand–glued and –stitched black ostrich feathers. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

House of Chanel (French, founded Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg…

Gareth Pugh (British, born 1981) .Dress, autumn/winter 2015–16, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn black silk–wool gazar, hand–embroidered with black plastic drinking straws. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Dress, autumn/winter Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn black silk–wool gazar, hand–embroidered with black plastic drinking straws.

Iris Van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984). Dress (detail), autumn/winter 2013–14, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black cotton twill, hand–painted with gray and purple polyurethane resin and iron filings, hand–sculpted with magnets. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Machine–sewn black cotton twill, hand–painted with gray and purple polyurethane resin and iron filings, hand–sculpted with magnets.

Hussein Chalayan (British, born Cyprus, 1970) . “Duck” Dress(detail), spring/summer 2000, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink polyester tulle, hand–gathered and sculpted into tufts and machine–stitched to pink cotton twill. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

“Duck” Dress(detail), spring/summer Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn pale pink polyester tulle, hand–gathered and sculpted into tufts and machine–stitched to pink cotton twill.

House of Chanel (French, founded 1913). Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress(detail), spring/summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black silk satin and tulle, hand–embroidered with black and transparent opalescent plastic sequins, opalescent cellophane fringe, and black duck, cock, and ostrich feathers; hand–finished. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

House of Chanel (French, founded Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg…

Schiaparelli Blouse - detail - FW 1938-39 - by Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890-1973) - Silk, metal

Schiaparelli Blouse - detail - FW - by Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, - Silk, metal - Watsonette

Alexander McQueen (British, founded 1992), Sarah Burton (British, born 1974). Ensemble, spring/summer 2012, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn white silk organza, hand–sewn to nude silk mesh; hand–embroidered with silver beads, clear crystals, and silver gelatin feather paillettes; hand–applique of silver silk and metallic hand–shredded petals, hand–embroidered with silver beads, clear crystals, and silver gelatin feather paillettes. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Alexander McQueen (British, founded Sarah Burton (British, born

House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Raf Simons (Belgian, born 1968). Dress, spring/summer 2014, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn white silk mousseline with hand–embroidered cutwork and appliqué of hand–cut black silk chiffon and white silk embroidered flowers, hand–embroidered with red beads. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

House of Dior (French, founded Raf Simons (Belgian, born Dress, spring-summer Haute Couture.

Iris Van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984) . Dress(detail), spring/summer 2009, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn black synthetic knit with machine– and hand–sewn hand–cut black plastic fringe, padded and hand–finished hem. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Dress(detail), spring/summer Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn black synthetic knit with machine– and hand–sewn hand–cut black plastic fringe, padded and hand–finished hem

Ensemble House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937)  Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian 1895–1972 Javea) Date: ca. 1965 Culture: Spanish Medium: silk, feathers. Sideway

1965 - Ensemble House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian Javea) Date: ca.

artist benjamin shine collaborated with fashion designer john galliano to create a ghostly tulle portrait taking shape on an all-white trench coat.

Last for today, a whimsical 1965 hat with beautiful feather work, Saks Fifth Avenue.

whimsical 1965 hat with beautiful feather work, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lea Kingsbury

House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938). Dress, spring/summer 2013, Haute Couture. Machine–sewn black synthetic scuba knit bonded with white cotton lace, black stretch satin; hand–finished. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

House of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld: Dress, spring/summer haute couture. Machine–sewn black synthetic scuba knit bonded with white cotton lace, black stretch satin;

Miyake Design Studio (Japanese, founded 1970), Issey Miyake (Japanese, born 1938). 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE No. 1 Ensemble(detail), autumn/winter 2010–11, Prêt–à–Porter. Custom software–rendered pattern, heat–pressed on black recycled–polyethylene terephthalate (PET)–bottle plain weave, heat–stamped with gold metallic foil. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Issey Miyake Miyake Design Studio F/W 2010 RTW ensemble of custom software-rendered pattern, heat–pressed on black recycled–polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle plain weave, heat–stamped with gold metallic foil.

Prada (Italian, founded 1913), Miuccia Prada (Italian, born 1949). Dress, autumn/winter 2011–12, Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn white silk organdy, hand–embroidered with plastic opalescent paillettes and clear beads. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Prada (Italian, founded Miuccia Prada (Italian, born Dress, autumn/winter Prêt–à–Porter. Machine–sewn white silk organdy, hand–embroidered with plastic opalescent paillettes and clear beads.

Ensemble.  House of Balenciaga  (French, founded 1937).  Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972). Date: ca. 1965. Culture: Spanish. Medium: silk, feathers. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm). Length at CB (b): 52 in. (132.1 cm).

Ensemble House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Guetaria, San Sebastian Javea) Date: ca.

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