We’re sure you’ve all heard by now, but we thought it appropriate to reiterate the importance of the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, an exhibition put forth by the Metropolitan Museum of Art earlier this month in New York. Organized by The Costume Institute, this exhibit pays tribute to the legacy and genius of the late prodigious designer Lee Alexander McQueen, and showcases collections of his work spanning from 1992 to February 2010.
As you might have suspected, we here at VG are ecstatic over this pivotal transpiration in fashion history, and think that you‘d be a bit out-of-your-mind to miss out on this experience of a lifetime—and that’s no exaggeration.
The title, Savage Beauty, as explained by Andrew Bolton, curator of this exhibition, is one that perfectly embodies the contrasting opposition of themes heavily embedded in all of McQueen’s work–polarized opposites, whether it’s to do with life or death, lightness or darkness, predator and prey, or man and machine.
SHOWstudio: Plato’s Atlantis – Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight, Ruth Hogben from SHOWstudio on Vimeo.
For me personally, Savage Beauty means a great deal, as I’ve always found McQueen to be such a fascinating and indubitably inspiring figure—not just as a fashion designer, but as a master storyteller, a filmmaker, an artist, and a visionary who was able to bring humanity, history, power, suspense and an entire range of emotion to the runway in a way that I had never before seen nor felt. There are very few things that compare to standing before his work up-close and in-person, so we suggest making it your priority this summer before time runs out on July 31.
Helpful Tip: Due to the massive popularity of this exhibition, we advise planning your visit for a weekday (preferably during early morning hours) to avoid crowd congestion. For museum hours, admission fees and other information, click here.
Kate Moss For Alexander McQueen from akiko on Vimeo.
All photos courtesy of the metmuseum.org