Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty

When I was in New York last week, I was lucky enough to see the absolutely stunning Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Met. Waiting in line two times for thirty-plus minutes (the first time we did not budget enough time and had to leave the museum before we got to the front of the line) was totally worth it.

Just over one-hundred distinctly McQueen designs were on display, ranging from his post-grad collection in the 90’s to pieces that were included in the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, “Angels and Demons”, presented shortly after his tragic death.

Alexandra McQueen was a fine artist and designer, who used fashion and clothing as his medium. He was able to make political statements through his clothing and designed for a woman, who, in his own words, “people would be afraid of”.

I got chills walking through each uniquely designed space that housed his design. McQueen focused on both the beautiful as well as the ugly and scary parts of life. “I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.”

“There is no way back for me now. I am going to take you on journeys you’ve never dreamed were possible.”

-Alexander McQueen

photos collected here, here, and here.

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