If you get the chance to check out this bewitching exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in New York City, be prepared to be amazed. Every detail from the staging, to the music, to the leather masks was brilliant. From the moment you walk into the exhibit, you are awe-inspired at McQueen’s masterly details, which consist of various materials including feathers, clam shells, medical slides, and human hair.
Gilded structures framed these magical mannequins, with faces bound in leather masks, donning couture works from flowing to constricting. Music overhead moved from eerie and morbid to romantic and sad. National pride of this Scottish designer helped one to understand his love of design.
Unfortunately photos were not allowed, which is a shame. I would’ve loved to have shared these pieces with you.
As you move from room to room, you’ll have to be patient as there are plenty of people in awe of these works of art. I just wish all the pieces were on one side of the room, so I didn’t have to zig zag back and forth. That may be my only criticism of this near perfect exhibit. Well, that and the fact that no cameras were allowed.
You don’t have to have knowledge of fashion to appreciate this show. You just have to have an appreciation for beauty, art, and creation.
The exhibit runs from May 4th to July 31st.