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Couture, printed to perfection

The days when one will be printing high-fashion dresses in our homes are coming -but aren't quite here yet

James Tarmy 

When the doors open on May 5 for Manus x Machina, the Met Costume Institute's Spring exhibition, visitors will be treated to 90 otherworldly high-fashion garments, including many striking items made with 3D printing. These outfits - a layered, cross-hatched suit from Chanel's 2015-16 Autumn/Winter haute couture line, an exotic, infinitely complex polyamide top in the Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen's Spring/Summer 2010 collection-are exotic now, but viewers should get ready to see a whole lot more of them in the not-too-distant future. Currently (as evidenced by the fact that ...

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First Published: Sat, April 23 2016. 00:15 IST