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Our sister site Racked NY has been keeping abreast of the Alexander McQueen exhibit "Savage Beauty" which is set to open to the public at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute next Wednesday. Today WWD offers up a maaaaajor 23-slide preview. We've pulled six of our favorites here to show you. WWD explains:
The exhibit marries these notions seamlessly in its exploration of the complex and creative world of the designer, who took his own life in February 2010. It addresses the themes that informed McQueen’s work including life and death, gender and sexuality and race and religion, as well as a reverence for 19th-century romanticism and an irreverent hand with fashion convention. The exhibit also highlights plenty of examples of McQueen’s most famous runway moments, from the fall 2003 billowing cape shown in an artificial wind tunnel to the spray-painted, white cotton muslin dress worn by Shalom Harlow from spring 1999 and a miniature version of the Kate Moss hologram that ended his fall 2006 show.The roughly-100-piece exhibit comes from McQueen HQ in London, Givenchy's archive in Paris, and from the late great Isabella Blow's wardrobe, which is now owned, in entirety by Daphne Guinness.
· Alexander McQueen Retrospective Bows at the Met [WWD]
· Savage Beauty coverage [Racked NY]