May 9, 2011

Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alexander McQueen's, legendary fashion designer, has made the headlines in the most selective circles lately. The line's creative director, Sarah Burton, was the top secret designer behind Kate Middleton's wedding dress for the most viewed royal wedding in history. And for those of us lucky to live in NYC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's special exhibition, Savage Beauty, features an in depth look at McQueen's extraordinary contribution to fashion.

I had the opportunity to view Savage Beauty last week, and it was an impressive display of McQueen's imagination, creativity, and construction skills. His themes of romance, nationalism, and primitivism inspired innovative designs and fresh viewpoints.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has done a fantastic job curating the exhibit, setting the mood with lighting, gilded mirrors lining the walls, and interspersing music and video footage of his previous fashion shows. Not only are the fashion pieces artfully displayed, but viewers also get close looks at the headpieces, shoes, and accessories.

The exhibit will be on view until July 31st. The Museum's hours are Tuesday - Thursday, 9:30am - 5:30pm, Friday and Saturday, 9:30am - 9pm, and Sunday, 9:30am - 5:30pm. The Museum is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street.


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