If you follow "orgies of fashion," as CNN tastefully describes the Metropolitan Museum of Art's yearly Gala, you may have already seen the show-stealing glow-in-the-dark dress Claire Danes had to ride in a bus to wear on Monday night. Using fiber optic lights woven into silk organza and powered by 30 battery packs, the Homeland actress became more machine than woman under the eye of designer Zac Posen, who in the past worked with fashion trailblazer Madison Maxey on another illuminated dress.
Posen reveals the fact that Danes had to stand up in a bus in order to be transported to the Met Gala, and that Gala officials had to saw off the back of a chair so that she could be seated more comfortably. Danes' dress is the latest in a long line of tech-infused dresses, ranging from Lady Gaga's flying dress designed by Studio X/O, to Nervous System's 3D-printed created ready-to-wear dress that was acquired by MoMA. In fact, it's not even the first light-up dress to be worn at the Met Gala, as Cute Circuit designed a light-up color changing dress for Katy Perry in 2011. However, Danes' dress ranks amongst the more elegant examples of light-infused couture—ability to sit in a normal chair aside. Below, check out some more angles of the stunning wearable artwork.