I was lucky enough to visit the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This is likely the most popular show at the museum now so be prepared to wait at least one hour, particularly if you go during the weekend.
The exhibit (again if you visit during the weekend) is very crowded so it can take some time to get up close to the clothing.
I loved how the show was designed and curated to reflect Alexander McQueen’s style. He was known for creating dramatic and grandiose runways shows and I could see that in snippets from the actual shows, hear it with the sometimes dark but striking music, and almost feel it as I viewed the texture apparent in so many of his pieces.
Here are some sly shots taken at the exhibit:
The first dress to greet you as you enter:
Supercalafragalisticespialidocious – Autumn/Winter 2002-2003 (parachute silk)
Traditional plaid used in fitted and feminine dresses.
These were pieces from his 2010 Spring/Summer collection called “Plato’s Atlantis” – do you feel the underwater, ethereal vibe (also when the famous armadillo shoes debuted)?
More pictures here! Hope you get to see the exhibit if you are in NYC!