Tuesday, June 14, 2011

alexander mcqueen: savage beauty

must see exhibition 
may 4- august 7, 2011

alexander mcqueen's iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion.  this exhibition, organized by the costume institute, celebrates the late designer's extraordinary contributions.  from his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in february 2010, mcqueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity.  approximately one hundred ensembles are on view.

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