Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

April 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

People have described the day when Princess Diana or John F. Kennedy passed away as maybe one of the worst days in history. I agree with this statement, but I also think that the day when Alexander McQueen passed should be added to this heart breaking list. Just writing this post makes me tear up. When I found out that Alexander McQueen had committed suicide, my heart broke.  Although his work still lives on thanks to Sarah Burton, the new creative director of his line, it of course will not be the same. His designs were pure works of art.

“Alexander McQueen’s iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion,” Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art said of the designer, which is proven to be even more true since this years annual Costume Institute Gala at the Met on May 2, 2011 will focus on the late designers work. And if you are dying (like I am and most of the fashion community) to see this amazing tribute, the exhibit will open to the public on May 4 – July 31, 2011. The exhibit will showcase over 100 garments from McQueen’s 19-year career, starting with his post graduate collection at Central Saint Martins in 1992 to his final runway presentation shown in Paris shortly after his suicide in 2010.

You can read more about this exhibit here.

Also, if you will not be able to attend this amazing tribute (I am on a mission to get a ticket for myself), they will be printing a limited edition book entitled “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” that will be packed with around 250 illustrations and an interview with the new creative director, Sarah Burton, who was very close to McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Butterfly dress


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