If you are planning on being in New York City between now and August 7th make sure you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the Alexander McQueen Exhibit. The exhibit, “Savage Beauty,” pays tribute to McQueen and showcases many designs, including accessories, from his 16 year career and including his final collection in February of 2010, which took place after his death.
Stepping into each exhibit space you will feel as if you are entering into an actual fashion show as your ears are greeted with music from John Gosling that was created for each of Alexander McQueen’s runway shows.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art discussed the exhibit saying, “His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion’s vanguard”
“I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that when I’m dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.” -Alexander McQueen
This exhibit is free with Museum admission with a special viewing offered Mondays for an extra cost. For more information about visiting this exhibit go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website or the Savage Beauty’s website.