All Hail McQueen
The Met: Not only does it display the wonders from before our times to the present, it takes this roll in honoring the artistic blueprints of fashion. For the 2011 exhibition it has decided to take on royalty. The Queen. The one and only Alexander McQueen. Celebrating McQueenâ€™s amazing contributions to fashion, The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring about 100 examples from his fruitful 19 year career.
"Alexander McQueen's iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion," said Thomas P. Campbell, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "This landmark exhibition continues the Museum's tradition of celebrating designers who changed the course of history and culture by creating new possibilities."
Alexander McQueen: The Savage Beauty will showcase works from the beginning of his career up to his very last runway show which took place after his tragic death. The Savage Beauty will display McQueenâ€™s signature designs including the bumster trousers, the kimono jacket and many more fashions expressing exaggerated silhouettes of the late 1800â€™s and the 1950â€™s.
Francois- Henry Pinault and Salma Hayek will be the honorary chairs for theÂ exhibitionÂ opening at the Museumâ€™s Costume Institute Benefit. The co-chairs will be Colin Fifth, Stella McCartney and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour.
The Alexander McQueen exhibition will run from May 4- July, 31 2011 at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall (The Met). His impact on fashion will remain prolific as trends, and fads go in and out of style. Even museums are appreciating his talent as a work of art. - Camlyn V.