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19.04.2011- Savage Beauty

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

If I lived in New York (a girl can dream, eh?) or was visiting over the next few months, I'd definitely make my way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the much anticipated retrospective of Alexander McQueen's work, entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty runs from May 4th until the end of July. Curated by The Costume Institute, the exhibition features a range of McQueen's work, paying tribute to his unique vision and the unparalleled contribution which he made to the fashion industry. In celebration of the launch, the latest issue of US Vogue showcases some of McQueen's most iconic designs in spread aptly named Alexander the Great. Styled by Grace Coddington and photographed by Steven Meisel, the feature sees some of McQueen's most beautiful and extravagant creations modelled by the likes of Karen Elson and Coco Rocha:

Alexander the Great, US Vogue May 2011 by Steven Meisel.
The stunning lace gown and antlers as modelled by Karen Elson in the first photo from McQueen's Fall 2006 presentation remains one of my favourite pieces ever; I adored it when I first saw it and still love it as much (if not more) today. I suppose it's this aspect of McQueen's vision, that his work feels as if it has been drawn from a long-forgotten history whilst still being groundbreaking, which makes him a perfect subject for an exhibition like this. Fingers crossed it comes to London!

What do you think of the Alexander McQueen exhibition? And do you like US Vogue's take on his work?

(Image credit: fashiongonerogue.)

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow I would LOVE to visit this exhibit. I've always been a huge fan of his work (it's definitely proof that fashion is art). To see these gowns in person would be jaw-dropping...sigh.

    My best friend just got back from a week in NYC. She didn't do anything fabulous like this. All she did was go clubbing and bar-hopping and came back with a bunch of drunk stories. I can't imagine spending all that money to go someplace that fabulous and not visit all the amazing places the city has to offer...

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  2. oh my word, I would LOVE to see that exhibition!
    I've never been to NYC but it's at the top if my list x

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  4. :( that dream is way too hard for me to reach lol

    i wish to go there too :(

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  6. Amazing! I would love to see this exhibition.

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