From May 4-August 7 2011 The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will be hosting an Alexander McQueen Retrospective called, “Savage Beauty”. Lee Alexander McQueen (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) best known for his self titled label ‘Alexander McQueen’ will be forever known and remembered as one of fashion’s greatest designers.
Well known for his collections which were able to portray, “emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realized with a profound respect and influence for the arts and crafts tradition. Alexander’s collections combine an in-depth working knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, the fine workmanship of the French Haute Couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing”(http://alexandermcqueen.com/int/en/servicePages/biography_lee_alexander_mcqueen.aspx).
The exhibit features around 100 examples of Alexander McQueen’s work. To have an idea of what to expect from the exhibit you can visit the link below for a photo gallery of some of the pieces on display, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12538028. Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to see firsthand the workmanship of a fashion great with some of his most memorable designs.
Tickets for special viewings on Monday’s when the rest of the museum is closed along with a free audio guide for the exhibition can be purchased online at the following website: https://websales.omniticket.com/met/mcqueen/
The exhibition is made possible by Alexander McQueen™.
Additional support is provided in partnership with American Express and Condé Nast.