We could breathlessly describe how unreal amazing the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met is, but hey, we already did that! Savage Beauty closes on Sunday, and it is an absolute must-see. Need more convincing? We’ll help.
The exhibit itself is crazy beautiful, and so is the (super well-priced!) catalog. We’ve posted photos from it before, but now we have some behind-the-scenes pics from the shoot, courtesy of the McQueen Facebook page. All of the pieces were photographed on live, painted models, as well as on white mannequins, and then the images were combined. (Photographer Sølve Sundsbø‘s stunning results can be seen here.)
Check out the behind-the-scenes peek below, and if you’re in New York, be sure to take advantage of the exhibit’s extended hours. As per the museum’s website:
The Museum will offer extended hours during the exhibition’s final week. On Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5, the exhibition will be open until 9:00 p.m. On its last two days — Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 — the exhibition will remain open until midnight. After 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, visitors may enter the Museum through the 81st Street entrance only.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.