How exciting!!!! About 100 SPECTACULAR pieces from the fashion legend Alexander McQueen are to be showed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Yes, 19 years of extraordinary vision will be displayed for us to admire, dream and to get inspire.
The exhibition will run from May 4 to July 31 2011. I can see an upcoming trip to the big apple in my near future! The annual Gala will be held on May 2 and Omg I would love to go to such an event! For that.. I think I need to make friends with a Met security guard and start sending him some cupcakes!! The gala is co-chaired by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, there is only 700 available tickets and it cost $6,500 per person. Yep! Pocket change right! ;)
Thomas P Campbell, director of the Met, said "McQueen's designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion". I love that the exhibition is going to be in one the world's largest and finest art museums!
Did you know that McQueen had a tattoo on his right arm of a quote taken from Shakespeare? "Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind." Me like.♥
Here is a teaser of the exhibition:
L- Dante ensemble from his Autumn/winter 1996-97
M- It's a Jungle Out There ensemble from his Autumn/winter 1997-8 collection
R- Dress No. 13 form his Spring/summer 1999 collection
Dresses from the McQ Voss collection, Spring/summer 2001
L- Irere dress from his Spring/summer 2003 collection
R- Sarabande dress from his Spring/summer 2007 collection
L- Widows of Culloden dress from the Autumn/winter 2006-7 collection
M- The Horn of Plenty from the Autumn/winter 2009 collection
R- Plato's Atlantis ensemble from the spring/summer 2010 collection
Dresses from the Autumn/winter 2010 collection
McQueen was the visionary of our time and I miss him. Lucky for us, the McQueen label is still alive! Thank to Sarah Burton, his right-hand woman for 14 years, she is now the creative director of the Alexander McQueen brand. She did a good job finishing the Fall 2010 collection. I look forward to what she does in the future!
Savage Beauty exhibition
Metropolitain Museum of Art, New York
May 4, 2011–July 31, 2011