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8 Unforgettable Fashion Tech Moments in History

Now that the Met Gala talk has cooled off, it’s time to focus on what the occasion was really about. Held to raise money for the Met’s fashion department, this year’s ball also celebrated the opening of the museum’s latest exhibition: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. More about the subtle techniques and technologies hidden in today’s designs than outright robots, Manus x Machina explores the relationship between man and machine. Since 2016 isn’t the first year designers have innovated with technology, here’s a countdown of the top moments in fashion tech history.