Sunday, 27 February 2011

McQueen's savage beauty

Golden dress from AW 2010 collection
London's Fashion Week a few days ago unveiled the 
forthcoming ”Alexander McQueen: Savage  Beauty” 
New York exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art honoring the late fashion genius.

Ensemble from the Voss collection, S/S 2001
 During a press breakfast at Piccadilly's Ritz Hotel British
“first lady” Samantha Cameron together with fashion icons
Anna Wintour, Stella McCartney and the label's new creative
director Sarah Burton presented a preview of the show
which will run from the 4th of May up to July the 31st.

'Plato's Atlantis' ensemble from S/S 2010 collection
Thomas Campbell, Met director and Andrew Bolton, 
curator of the museum's Costume Institute praised the 
unique artistry of McQueen's work “...he can be 
considered no less than an artist whose medium of 
expression was fashion.” Campbell said.

'The Horn of Plenty' dress from AW 2009 collection
The Ritz Hotel was where the much lamented designer first
showed his subversively tailored graduate collection based
on the movie “Taxi Driver” which abruptly revealed his talent.

Dress from the AW 2010-11 collection
Dress from the Voss collection, S/S 2001
Dress from the Voss collection, S/S 2001
The thematically arranged exhibition includes highlights from
the designer's debut “Nihilism” collection of 1994 through to
his posthumous ”Angels & Demons” featuring over 100
pieces of work from his extraordinary 19-year career.

'Dante', ensemble from AW 1996-97 collection
“Memories are so fresh” said Bolton who is also the author
of the upcoming namesake book with contributors Tim Blanks
of and Susannah Frankel, fashion editor of The
Independent newspaper, exploring McQueen's inimitable
virtuosity. One more reason to make the Met worth the trip!

>all images by Sølve Sundsbø/TheMet via<

Andrew Bolton's holographic book cover


  1. I love his works.
    He had a strong spirit. I can feel good side of fashion.