Sunday, August 07, 2011

Alexander McQueen at the Met

Two weeks since my designer friend Angie recommended I go see it, I finally got to check out Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Met last Saturday. I got there around 10:30am but the line to see the special exhibit was already 2.5 hours long, snaking through various hallways on the second floor. So there was plenty of time to admire what might be my favorite architecture in all of New York... well as Ancient Near Eastern, Cypriot, Islamic, and European art.

The McQueen exhibit itself was exquisite! (instead of attempting to describe it with my limited vocabulary, I'm putting a link to the New York Times review here) He was apparently a true genius with his scissors. I tried to sketch some of my favorites since photographing was prohibited, but it was so crowded in there this turned out to be quite difficult. (Also, it was way past lunch time and I was starting to get hungry...)

Bought two postcards of my favorite pieces at the gift shop. The flower dress on the left from the 2007 Sarabande collection was just unbelievable in person. Nude silk organza embroidered with silk flowers and fresh flowers...!

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