It’s a rare day that a museum exhibit grabs you and haunts you after you’ve seen it. “Savage Beauty” the selected collections of the late couturier Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is all that and more. Elevating fashion to fine art requires not just the genius of the designer who created it but the genius of the curator who put this show together. Breathtakingly beautiful and over-the-top, this exhibition is a must-see for any fashionista but also for any art lover.
Long before there was Lady Gaga, there was Alexander McQueen. McQueen was 40 when he killed himself last year depriving us of many more decades of decadent talent. The designer was inspired by everything from the movie “The Omen” to nature’s organic materials (feathers, shells, animals) to Japanese kabuki theatre. The videos taken from the actual fashion shows where the collections were first presented are works of art in themselves and displayed smartly throughout the exhibition. Find out more about the show at the website created just for this event. This is a landmark show that is already influencing window dressing all over NYC. The show ends July 31–get yourself to NYC to see it!