Jony Ive and Taylor Swift to cohost next Met Gala star-studded fashion event

“Just months after Swift spoke out against artists not being paid during a free trial period for streaming service Apple Music (convincing Apple to reverse course), the pop star and one of Apple’s top execs will be co-hosting a fashion party together in New York City,” Teresa Novellino reports for New York Business Journal.

“Apple is backing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition next spring titled, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” as well as the 2016 Met Gala, which means the tech giant will have a presence at what is easily New York City’s most star-studded fashion event of the year,” Novellino reports. “Ive, Apple’s chief design officer will host the May 2 soiree alongside Swift, British actor and musician Idris Elba, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.”

Novellino reports, “The exhibition will focus on the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion.”

Apple Watch Hermès with Double Tour leather band
Apple Watch Hermès with Double Tour leather band
Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Burnishing Apple’s fashion credentials is a good thing as the age of truly useful wearables dawns, thanks to Apple Watch.

Apple Watch coming to Target starting this week – October 2, 2015
Apple Watch satisfaction is unprecedented at 97%; beats original iPhone and iPad – July 20, 2015
Taking off the Apple Watch for one week – don’t ever make me do that again! – July 14, 2015
My week without Apple Watch – July 7, 2015
The Inquirer reviews Apple Watch: ‘Undoubtedly the best smartwatch’ – June 26, 2015
Newt Gingrich reviews Apple Watch: ‘Very helpful and surprisingly natural’ – June 19, 2015
One month with my Apple Watch: Why I’m loving it – June 17, 2015
Dalrymple reviews Apple Watch: ‘My most personal review ever’ – June 16, 2015
Apple Watch: 45 days later – June 8, 2015
Computerworld’s deep-dive Apple Watch review: ‘After a month of use: Very positive’ – June 8, 2015
Living with Apple Watch: One month in – June 3, 2015
Apple Watch: The early adopter’s take – June 1, 2015
Jean-Louis Gassée: Five weeks with Apple Watch – May 31, 2015
Ben Thompson: Apple Watch is being serially underestimated – May 20, 2015
BGR reviews Apple Watch: ‘A major technological achievement; you won’t want to take it off’ – May 7, 2015
The Telegraph reviews Apple Watch: Object of desire – May 7, 2015
Cult of Mac reviews Apple Watch: ‘Futuristic, fun and fan-flipping-tastic’ – April 28, 2015
PC Magazine reviews Apple Watch: ‘The best smartwatch available’ – April 28, 2015
Apple Watch owners shame so-called professional reviewers – April 27, 2015
Tech.pinions’ Ben Bajarin reviews Apple Watch: ‘Powerful’ and ‘completely new’ – April 8, 2015


  1. Did I just read it wrong, Jony Ive and Taylor Swift to cohost next Met Gala star-studded fashion event?. A stage phobia, Jony Ive hosts star-studded fashion event.

    1. It is thought that Ive is shy in public. Those white videos of his are understood to compensate for his absence on the product introduction stage. Also they are heavily edited, suggesting that the man can’t string three sentences together without stuttering.

      On the other hand, Ive has appeared at public functions, and done interviews alone and in the company of other Apple brass, with no sign of stage fright.

      My own idea of it is that Ive prefers to avoid the hot polloi, which certainly includes technology reporters and third-party software developers. His comfort zone is the red carpet gala, the museum opening, the cigar salon. He is a fashionista.

      So, when Apple trots out their flashy new inventions, Ive will gladly cede the stage barker act to the likes of Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller. Besides, he’d be loath to stick around for the concluding music act…his personal iPod playlist is surely limited to string quartets.

      1. I don’t think this is an event where you get up on stage and speak. You’re just hobnobbing with celebrities and drinking champagne. Of course Ive can speak on stage but he’d prefer not to. And since there are better speakers at Apple he doesn’t have to.

  2. The fact that Ives is willing to head up this schlock but can’t/won’t present anything during an Apple event speaks volumes about where his priorities are. Get him away from software and hardware, he’s now working at cross purposes to Apple users.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.