Tuesday, 2 August 2011

McQueen's Show Stopper

At the Met, McQueen’s Final Showstopper (IHT)

“… While he was revered in fashion, and his runway shows were among the most closely watched, almost no one could have imagined that, as the subject of a museum exhibition, Mr. McQueen would prove to be almost as popular as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh.”

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’’ at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a “celebration of the designer’s wild, unfettered and dark imagination: gothic Victoriana, dresses tufted with blood-red feathers, decorated with dying flowers or rattling with clamshells,’’ Suzy Menkes writes. Mr. McQueen died last year.

Here a digitally enhanced image by the photographer Solve Sundsbo transforms living models into museum mannequins in a photo from a book that accompanies the exhibition.

"The exhibition is exciting, stimulating and thought-provoking — and a raw vision of the wild McQueen imagination,” Ms. Menkes concludes.

Images and copy taken from the New York Times, Business of Fashion and IHT.

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