Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the MET

9 Aug

This past weekend I made a quick last minute trip to New York City to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art before it ended.  I endured a ten hour bus ride from Toronto to New York hoping to arrive at its scheduled time so I could line up at the MET before it opened.  The bus arrived two hours late into NYC and by the time I got to the MET, there were enormous line-up on either side of the museum to get in.

I waited one and a half hour outside to get inside the MET.  Once I got in, I had to wait another one and a half hour to see the exhibit.

So was it worth it?  It was WORTH EVERY SINGLE MINUTE I HAD TO WAIT.  I could almost cry from the beauty and artistry that went into every piece.  Alexander McQueen is a master tailor known for pushing the boundary in drafting, draping and tailoring.  He also had a great respect for couturier techniques, which are reflected in his works.  All I can say is having seen the exhibit and owning the exhibit book “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’, the photos in the book does not capture the full breadth of the beauty and ingenuity in each of his work.  You cannot see every stitch or seam in the photos.  In fact some of the black garments in the book you can barely make out the seams.  There is a petition going around to make this a traveling exhibit.  Here is the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/please-make-alexander-mcqueens-savage-beauty-a-traveling-exhibition.  If you were one of the few that couldn’t make it because you lived too far or lived on a different Continent, sign the petition to have it brought to your city.   I would definitely see it again if I had another opportunity.

Also buy the exhibit the book if you couldn’t make it out to see the exhibit.  It is worth the buy, since Amazon has it on sale for thirty dollars ( I paid 25 to get into the exhibit and 7 for the audio guide) so take advantage of this price before the price goes up or the book sells out.

Here are some pictures of the exhibit taken from the MET website.  Enjoy!

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One Response to “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the MET”

  1. Fátima Lopes January 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Os suas publicações são fantásticas!!!

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