This coming Spring Alexander McQueen’s collection of dellictable clothing will be displayed at the MET. Called Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the exhibition will be on view from May 4 through July 31, 2011 and will encompass all of his work, from his Central Saint Martins postgrad collection in 1992 to his final runway presentation this past February.
This is a must see! We definitely cannot wait. The exhibit will not just be a slew of his dresses slapped onto manequins, the exhibit will be divided into four categories that have been thoughtfully created and will include works from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, the Givenchy Archive in Paris and private collections.
–“The Savage Mind” will examine his subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices through displacement and deconstruction.
–“Romantic Gothic” will highlight McQueen’s narrative approach to fashion and illuminate his engagement with Romantic literary traditions such as death, decay, and darkness. It will also reveal the main characters of his collections, including femme fatales and anti-heroes such as pirates and highwaymen.
–“Romantic Nationalism” will look at McQueen’s fascination with the distant past.
–“Romantic Exoticism” will examine his focus on distant places.
–“Romantic Primitivism” will explore McQueen’s engagement with the ideal of the “noble savage.”