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McQueen at the Met

Friday, July 29, 2011

Andrew Bolton, curator of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the Met's popular exhibition of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen's work and McQueen's contribution to art and fashion.

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Comments [6]

steve weiss from Princeton, NJ

I visited the Met with my wife and two of my children when they returned home from college. Since I visit the Met 5 to 7 times a year, I asked about becoming a member. If you live less than 200 miles away, membership for the year is $70. I decided to sign up. I was then told that my wife's entry fee ($20) and my two daughter's entry fees as students ($10 each) would be deducted from my $70 membership, making my year's membership cost only $30 - and I was then told that I, as a member, could go to the head of the line waiting to enter the Mc Queen show, and bring along up to 6 guests! What a bargain.

Jul. 29 2011 02:05 PM

Members bypass the 3 hour line. Net membership is 60 or 70 bucks.

Jul. 29 2011 12:04 PM
john from office

Fashion is the way Gay men get back at women.

Jul. 29 2011 12:01 PM
SKV from NYC

I was never that aware of McQueen but I wandered into this exhibit the day after it opened and I've dragged everyone I know to see it. It is extraordinary, and it is definitely art.

Lee McQueen was a great artist whose medium was fashion.

Jul. 29 2011 11:56 AM
Sheldon from brooklyn

It is art of the first degree. McQueen's celebration of the female form through his work is as engaged and profound as any classical painter's version.

Jul. 29 2011 11:39 AM

McQueen obviously sought to break through so many boundaries -- covering the head of the model with the same feathers that made up the dress, for example.

At the exhibit, which we enjoyed yesterday finally, I wondered how Mr. Bolton handled conveying McQueen's boundary-breaking spirit in the curation itself.

Jul. 29 2011 10:47 AM

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