Savage Beauty { Alexander McQueen's Exhibition} Part 1

As promised, here are some pics of my private viewing of the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the MET. This exhibition was comprised of  Seven galleries, each showcasing a different theme in the designer's work -- the Gothic, romanticism, (Scottish) nationalism, exoticism and primitivism among them. Each room has a different sound track -- made by John Gosling, who created the music for all McQueen's runway shows -- and some rooms feature videos of the runway shows at which these garments were first seen.  

 "Each collection is a narrative," said Andrew Bolton, the curator at the Costume Institute at the Met. "It's a fairy tale pushed forward by McQueen's imagination."

"I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting, so that when I'm dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen" he said!

I apologized in advance for the blurriness of the  camera was acting very funny this day!  I guess no pictures can ever do justice to seeing this exhibition in person and spending quality time reading all the captions!

If you haven't already seen the most amazing exhibition to ever come to NYC in my lifetime, I urge you to go ASAP.  This upcoming Sunday August 7th will be the last day!!!! This exhibition has gotten over 500,000 visitors since it's opening and will continue as the last day is right around the corner.  The MET will be open till 12am Saturday and Sunday!

"It is important to look at death because it is a part of life.  It is a sad thing, melancholy but romantic at the same time.  It is the end of a cycle - everything has to end.  The cycle of life is positive because it gives room for new things." Alexander McQueen