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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.
Rumor has it not one, but two Italian fashion houses have been picked as the follow up act to The Costume Institute‘s hit exhibit Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
That’s it, folks. The show’s over. And by show, we mean the totally incredible Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. But oh, did it have a successful run!
Tonight the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit will close forever. Yes, forever. But the Met is staying open until midnight to accomodate the crowds, and we would like to know just what lengths you’re going to for the once-in-a-lifetime show.
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 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.