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The Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met has gotten such a stellar reception that its run being extended a full week — and for a special price, the museum will even let you see it when no one else is there.
Anyone who still doubts that fashion is an art form would probably be a little miffed to hear that The Costume Institute’s exhibit of designer Alexander McQueen‘s work had the second highest opening day of any exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum. With 5,100 attendees on May 4, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is second only to Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings, which pulled in 5,400 people on its first day in 2005.
The Costume Institute‘s “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is insanely beautiful, intensely dramatic, and — most importantly — profoundly moving. Spanning from McQueen‘s Central Saint Martins graduation collection to his posthumous autumn/winter 2010-11 show, the exhibit celebrates an extraordinary and prolific career cut tragically short.
We saw some images from the Met‘s upcoming Alexander McQueen Costume Institute exhibit back in February, and now we have even more to show you. The Cut got their hands on a copy of the catalog for Savage Beauty, and, yes, it’s stunning.
Next summer’s Costume Institute exhibit at the Met will feature none other than Alexander McQueen. The exhibit, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” will be on display from May 4 to July 31, and will showcase about 100 pieces that span his entire career — from his senior collection at Central Saint Martins (which Isabella Blow bought in its entirety) to his final collection shown just weeks after his death this February.