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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY

In Fashion on June 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I went to the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum late today thinking that the line would have died down. But to my surprise there were hundreds of people who were thinking the same.

If you live in the city there is no excuse why you should not see this exhibit. Even if you are not into fashion you will see McQueen’s legacy in all its glory. You see the emotion and raw energy that he put into every single piece of art. It is absolutely breathtaking.

His runway collections developed his reputation for controversy. But as you look at his work it is more then just a shock tactic. There was a really dark, tragic place he explored that was a source of inspiration for most of his work, especially towards the end of his life.

Before Alexander McQueen’s death he had an unfinished autumn/winter collection, 16 pieces, presented during Paris Fashion Week on March 8th 2010, to a select handful of fashion editors. Editors said the show was hard to watch because it showed how McQueen was obsessed with the afterlife. The clothes had a medieval and religious look. His models were accessorized to show his love for theatrical imagery. You can see some of the pieces at the exhibit or check out the slide show of his last collection from the NY Times.

There are ruffled gowns made from yards of organza, a leather dress with horse hair skirting, and dresses made from clam shells and medical slides. I don’t want to spoil it all for you but here are some pictures that I took while the MET security weren’t looking. I had to! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these creations so close.

This show is about more than fashion. It’s about architecture and history and tragedy and fantasy. If you ever once thought that fashion wasn’t an art form, think again. I guarantee no matter who you are, this exhibit will evoke some sort of emotion out of you.

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  1. Absolutely amazing!! I wish I could have seen it with you! The photos turned out great (Even without the flash 😉 Those shoes are crazy!!

  2. I absolutely love the rustic orange blouse from the 3rd photo. That’s not something you see every day. Thanks for posting! Alexandra, Gotham Brokerage (Check us out for rental, co-op & condo insurance in NYC – http://www.gothambrokerage.com)

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