Costume Institute to exhibit Alexander McQueen at MET
Next year's Costume Institute will honour the work of the late Alexander McQueen, it has been confirmed. The exhibit, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 4 to July 31 2011. It is set to showcase around 100 pieces from his archives.
Curator Andrew Bolton says it will not be a typical retrospective, but will be based on the different themes in McQueen's many collections.
"After McQueen's death, we wanted to stage an exhibition to celebrate his legacy in fashion history and his contributions to fashion. McQueen had such a singular voice and he was a remarkable technician. He really was one of the most provocative voices of the past 30 years in fashion. His catwalk presentations were outstanding and straddle art and fashion. We want to get across two elements - the spectacle of the runway presentations and the beauty of his craftsmanship," he said.