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Congratulations are in order for Issey Miyake and his design team as they nabbed the Fashion Award at the Design Awards Tuesday night in London.
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.
This year’s Met Gala celebrated the genius of Alexander McQueen. The Costume Institute‘s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit opens tomorrow, and breathtaking doesn’t even begin to describe it. But more on that later! The Met Gala is arguably the most fashionable event of the year, so it’s no surprise than many of the A-list guests dressed in keeping with the fashionable McQueen theme.
Hamish Bowles is like, the dandiest dandy who ever dandied. Ever. He’s the word dandy personified, and he proved that tonight on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala. Bowles wore a tartan tuxedo complete with an embellished cape and patent leather shoes with beaded tassels at the event, which is chaired by his boss, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
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.
Famously guarded Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour reveals a lot about herself in this interview with the BBC, in which she discusses the life and work of designer Alexander McQueen. McQueen’s best pieces (a few of which you can see here) are the focus of this year’s exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, and Wintour took the time to explain why McQueen was and continues to be so important to the global fashion industry.
Even posthumously, there’s nothing about Alexander McQueen that isn’t symbolic. American Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and British first lady Samantha Cameron held a press conference announcing Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the Costume Institute‘s exhibition recognizing the designer’s work yesterday at the Ritz Hotel in London. McQueen’s first post-graduate show was held in the same location.