A Collection of McQueens Contribution to the Fashion World
by Daniel Haim
Just a day after ‘the wedding of the century’ it was so marvelous and touching to see Kate in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress however it was a bit disappointing that it was not a vintage one, you got to admit it.. We bet Alexander would have been so proud.
Bloginity’s staff and friends has been counting down the days for the opening of McQueen’s exhibition which opens up this coming Monday (May 2nd, 2011) at 10:00 AM at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The exhibition, entitled “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” includes over 100 pieces from the Alexander McQueen’s archives spanning from 1992 to his last Angels & Demons collection which premiered after his February 2010 death.
“Clothes and jewelery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.”
As the anticipation builds, Bloginity would like to invite everyone who is in the area from May 2011 through July 31st, 2011 to enjoy and celebrate this beautiful collection of true art. Discover Alexander’s passion to the industry and see his most unique pieces as I am going through these images we’ve received from press I am speechless to the effort that was put towards each one of these one-of-a-kind pieces.
May 2nd will mark one of the biggest days in New York’s 2011 events followed by the opening of the exhibition will be one of the most prestige events held and organized by Vogue’s team at the Metropolitan Museum. This gala event will have “who’s who”, from Karl Lagerfeld to, who not?
Thinking back I remember Alexander once said in an interview “Clothes and jewelery should be startling, individual. When you see a woman in my clothes, you want to know more about them. To me, that is what distinguishes good designers from bad designers.”. Observe the gallery below, you will surely agree.
General Information about Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
May 4, 2011–July 31, 2011
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor
About the exhibition – Organized by the Costume Institute, Mets will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contribution to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion’s vanguard.
Alexander McQueen Exhibition Gallery