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Grad Johnathan Hayden’s Dress on Display at Met’s “MANUSxMACHINA”

By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Fashion

May 5, 2016

Johnathan Hayden, a graduate of The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is showing a dress in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's "MANUSxMACHINA: Fashion in an Age of Technology” exhibit. MANUSxMACHINA explores how fashion designers are utilizing both handmade and machine-made items to create haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. The exhibit runs through August 14, 2016 in New York City.

A star-studded opening night gala took place on May 2, with fashion and celebrity elite mixing the concepts of fashion and technology on the red carpet. Metallic accents and sleek hair ruled the night—which served as the grand opening for the exhibit where Johnathan’s work is displayed.

Johnathan says that he finds inspiration in social issues and discussions, as well as literature and film. And he enjoys stepping outside the looks created by well-known designers—as well as the fast-fashion hype. “When you start to examine clothing as a craft and value its contribution to society and culture, you are on the right track to becoming a designer.”

Johnathan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, in 2012. For more information on the exhibit, please visit: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/manus-x-machina.

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By: Rachel Handel Filed under: Fashion

May 5, 2016

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