Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

If you live in the greater New York City area, consider yourself especially lucky these next few months.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently running an exhibition on the late Alexander McQueen’s work entitled “Savage Beauty”.  Chronicling from his 1992 post-graduate collection to his posthumous final runway show in February 2010, this exhibition, coordinated by The Costume Insititute, is a tightly curated display of true artistic vision.  Even before his unexpected suicide last year, McQueen was heralded as a leader in avant-garde fashion and envelope-pushing garb.  Using political, social, and cultural commentary throughout his work, McQueen created pure art for the privileged to wear.  This collection features his signature designs including the kimono jacket and the bumster trouser as well as his historical-turned-modern silhouettes (think 1880s emphasized skirts for the new millennium girl!)  If you’re not a New Yorker, make a weekend trip to the city and you won’t be disappointed with this show.  Even better—The Met is pay-what-you-wish.  Cheap and inspirational, how often does that happen?  Visit The Metropolitan Museum’s site for more information on this current exhibit.

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