Savage Beauty

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is currently showing the exhibition Savage Beauty.

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion.

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010) Dress Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010 Gray wool and silk/synthetic knit printed in jellyfish pattern Courtesy of Alexander McQueen Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

I read about it on Jeanne Williamson’s blog. She was lucky enough to visit the exhibition in person, but I think you can get a good impression of the exhibition by visiting the museum’s website. There are selected images of some of McQueen’s creations and also a selection of videos from some of McQueen’s runway shows and of the exhibition.

The objects on display are certainly works of art and the work of a master of his profession. Reading some of the information provided it appears that McQueen was able to mark up on cloth with tailor’s chalk and when cut out and assembled the fit was perfect.

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