Thursday, July 28, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Last month my mother, sister, and I went to see the Alexander McQueen Exhibit at the Met. It was amazing! It was well worth the hour and half wait to get inside. I went on a weekday too! It was very organized and the Met staff was friendly and accommodating. Some of the highlights for me were the dress made of real flowers, the Gaga gold suit from the "Bad Romance" video, and all damn head pieces! The detail on every piece was just perfection. Alexander had such an eye for odd, non fashionable items. He could make moose antlers sexy and eye-catching. The exhibit was a tad bittersweet because of the recent death of McQueen and knowing that the fashion world will never be graced with another collection from him. The first thing I saw in the exhibit that has and will stick in my head forever is not a piece of clothing. It is a quote. I think it describes him and his designs perfectly. It is also a beautiful, sick way of looking at life.

"I am a romantic schizophrenic". -Alexander McQueen 

Here is a video on the exhibit. I was not allow to take pictures inside the exhibit so I thought this would give you great visual. Enjoy!

Necklace, Tank, and Skirt from Forever 21. Bag from H&M and Sandals by Steve Madden!