From May4th – July 31st The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be exhibiting Alexander McQueen : Savage Beauty, an exhibit which will include approximately 100 pieces, and will span McQueen’s entire career from 1992 until the final runway show which followed his death in 2010.
I will definitely be viewing this exhibit more than once, but it will be a very poignant experience. McQueen, who took his own life in February of 2010, was more than just a designer. He was an artist who did not see boundaries when it came to materials, patterns, the message he wanted to convey, or what inspired him. When I look at the clothing he created I do not see clothing at all. Instead I see a story that was chiseled out of the creative genius of one man. Just as Michelangelo had to free the subjects of his sculptures from the marble, McQueen created works of art that had to be freed from the paper, and come to life on the human body.
To see more of McQueen’s pieces, visit Haute Macabre
If you cannot make it to New York City to see the exhibit, the book is available at Amazon.