I went to the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum a week after it opened and was floored by the huge turn out. I’ve been to other fashion exhibits but I’ve never seen anything like this. It was breathtaking!
The overall feel of this exhibit is both romantic and tortured. I kept hearing a collective “wow” throughout the first room as you were met by two mannequins wearing couture gowns. Each room after was given a dramatic scenario for different periods throughout his fashion career. Sound effects, mood lighting, videos, classical and techno music were added to enhance the visual experience of the opulent designs. This exhibit was a fresh reminder as to why I moved to New York – for the arts.
I highly recommend everyone see this exhibit even if you are not into fashion because McQueen easily blurred the line between fashion and art. This exhibit is the perfect way to pay homage to the genius designer. Savage Beauty is running from May 4th – July 31, 2011.
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