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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Curator Andrew Bolton discusses the exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Organized by The Costume Institute, it celebrates the late Alexander McQueen’s contributions to fashion—he challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. The show features approximately 100 ensembles and 70 accessories from McQueen’s 19-year career. “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” is on view through August 7.

Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
AlexanderMcQueen (British,1969-2010) Dress, VOSS, spring/summer 2001
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Alexander McQueen (British, 1969-2010) Ensemble, VOSS, spring/summer 2001
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Alexander McQueen (British,1969-2010) Dress, The Horn of Plenty, autumn/winter 2009–10
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Alexander McQueen (British, 1969-2010) Dress, Irere, spring/summer 2003
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Alexander McQueen (British, 1969-2010) Dress, Sarabande, spring/summer 2007
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Alexander McQueen (British, 1969-2010) Ensemble, Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Alexander McQueen (British, 1969-2010) Dress, autumn/winter 2010
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Alexander McQueen (British, 1969-2010) Ensemble, Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Guests:

Andrew Bolton

Comments [3]

veda loca from Malibu, CA

Where does the exhibit go next? Does it come to Los Angeles?

Aug. 07 2011 01:45 PM
Erianthe from Brooklyn

Amazing show at the Met- I knew I would love the clothes but the way it was displayed was also breath taking! As a wood finisher I was deeply impressed. His use of natural elements was enhanced by the display.

Jun. 29 2011 01:18 PM

Leo!

Just say, GEE-VIN-CHEE!

Jun. 29 2011 01:14 PM

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