Thursday, May 5, 2011

Inside the A. McQueen Met Gala Exhibit


So we saw some amazing [& not so amazing] celeb fashion on the red carpet entering the Met Gala the other day, but what exactly did they see inside the Gala?  Here's a snippet:





"The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins 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. The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen’s prolific nineteen-year career."      
           --[an excerpt from metmuseum.org]











"I don't care if people like my shows or hate them. I want them to vomit when they leave." -A. McQueen

Incredible, right? It's always interesting to see from where a designer gets their inspiration and why they choose the materials they do. I'm definitely going to see this exhibit in NYC while I'm there this Summer. If you're in the area between May 4th and July 31st, you should too! It's only $10 for students and $20 for adults!

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