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The irony of attending an 8AM press preview breakfast at the Metropolitan Museum of Art along with Anna Wintour and a pack of Vogue-ettes to talk Sid Vicious, Johnny Rotten, and all things punk was not lost on us as we made the trek to the Upper East Side yesterday, but were we complaining? Not a chance. What we were previewing was, of course, the Costume Institute’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition, slated to open to the public May 9 after the annual star-studded gala.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just announced its 2013 exhibit, PUNK: Chaos to Couture. Quite a departure from its previous Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit, and we’re totally on board with this one.
Yesterday we made our way to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to see a talk for the Costume Institute‘s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit. It was a conversation, and an entirely possible one at that, between Tavi Gevinson and Iris Apfel. And yet, a discussion about personal style between a 16-year-old and a 90-year-old did seem rather impossible: how could two women so far apart in age have a cohesive exchange about something that transforms so much with the passing of time?
After last year’s blockbuster Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit, the Costume Institute had a dilemma. How could it possibly top such a remarkable show? The answer, of course, is it couldn’t.
On May 7, designers, models, actresses, and all sorts of fashionable peeps will come out to support the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s Costume Institute exhibit honoring Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli. (Even if Prada herself isn’t a fan.) But the opening Gala is as much about the attendees as it is the honorees, which means the invite list is a Very Big Deal.
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.
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.