Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I just returned from a lovely trip to NYC with my wonderful husband to celebrate our 15 year anniversary.  One of the many highlights from our trip was Savage Beauty at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 



The exhibit, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the work of the late Alexander McQueen and how his extraordinary fashions went beyond trends.  His pieces reflected his notions on culture, politics and identity.



Guido Palau, a longtime hairstylist for McQueen, crafted the masks from leather, jewels, burlap, lace, felt, fur and feathers.  They are just amazing!


Savage Beauty features approximately 100 pieces from McQueen’s collections, ranging from years 1994 to 2010, as well as a "Cabinet of Curiosities" containing jewelry and Philip Treacy designed hats.



The book, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, is published to coincide with the exhibit.  It features a photo of McQueen on the cover peering behind a holographic skull.  A fitting image for a book that provides a glimpse into the mind of the reclusive late designer. 


Located in the Iris and B Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall on the second floor.  Exhibit dates: May 4th-July 31, 2011

I highly recommend this exhibit.  It was truly amazing!  My husband loved it as much as I did.

xoxo, B


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