Idris Elba Among Leaders of Next Met Gala

Idris Elba flashes a smile as he arrives on the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles.
Idris Elba flashes a smile as he arrives on the red carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles.

The fashion world is preparing to pay homage to Steve Jobs’ memory.

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that this year’s glitzy Costume Institute Met Gala, also known as the “Fashion Oscars,” will be titled “manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology,” celebrating the tech world’s impact on fashion.

Vogue edrix Anna Wintour, who annually heads up the opulent A-list bash, has some starry co-chairs: Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and fittingly, Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive.

Apple is helping fund the exhibition, which “will explore the impact of new technology on fashion and how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear,” according to a press release.

Honorary chairs will be designers Nicolas Ghesquiere, Karl Lagerfeld and Miuccia Prada.

The exhibit will be open to the public from May 5 through Aug. 14 of next year and will feature 100 items, from a 1880s Worth gown to a 2015 Chanel suit.

SOURCE: USA Today – Andrea Mandell