Alexander McQueen Tribute at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alexander McQueen Tribute at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, November 12, 2010 by Wendy Lam

Photography: Chris Moore

This is amazing news, according to WWD Alexander McQueen is getting a tribute from the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” will be a comprehensive show celebrating the designer’s work over nearly two decades, beginning with his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and ending with his final collection, which was unveiled weeks after the designer took his own life in February with about 100 pieces.

“After McQueen’s death, we wanted to stage an exhibition to celebrate his legacy in fashion history and his contributions to fashion,” said Andrew Bolton, who is spearheading this exhibit, with the support of curator in charge Harold Koda. “McQueen had such a singular voice and he was a remarkable technician.

The exhibit will run from May 4 to July 31, is expected to highlight how the designer challenged traditional notions of fashion, from construction to his creative narrative that often served as a commentary on culture, politics and identity. The exhibit will launch with the annual Costume Institute Benefit gala on May 2. François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek will serve as the evening’s honorary chairs, and Colin Firth, Stella McCartney and Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour will be its co-chairs.

So looking forward to this!



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