We all Know that Alexander McQueen was one of fashions first and true innovators, but that doesnt make the MET’s voyage of his oeuvre less powerful. The exhibit was created by the Costumes Institute’s Andrew Bolton, the ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibit documents the designers work as well as teh worldview that his designs were influenced by. Beyond his mannequins, he created a dynamic atmosphere, bringing you into the world McQueen always created on the runways each season. All the longtime and true friends of McQueens work will be treated to an amazing look back at the monumental collections. s/s/ 2001 blood ostrich feathered gown greets the entrance along a varnished made of clamshells and high fashion high drama garments that set the tone for the entire show.
Every piece of clothing is a thrill, and adventure, seeing the texture, and the pieces close up is a personal experience within itself I can imagine. The exhibit also includes Interviews with McQueen’s colleagues, teachers and friends add a new layer of intimacy to the designs. Tales from his days at St. Martins mixed in with anecdotes from the likes of Sarah Burton and Phillip Treacy allow a window into the world of Lee McQueen and offer a greater understanding of one of fashion’s true masters. So if your in NY pleeeeeease check this out, this is a innovative designer that has made a impact in fashion’s personal life. Check out of more pics below -Quinton Molanzi