Sunday, 20 March 2011

McQueen exhibition.

I was ridiculously excited to learn today that there will be a retrospective Alexander McQueen exhibition  -  Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty  -  in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, running from 4th May-31st July (hence the excitement, as I shall be arriving in New York for the very first time on the 29th April for a long week!).

Considering that it is a little over a year since the designer's tragic death, as well as the house's role in the creation of Kate Middleton's wedding dress, the exhibition announcement comes at a most pertinent time. According to The Sunday Times:

"The show — which will feature about 100 examples of McQueen’s work — will span a series of galleries depicting the designer’s key themes, such as Romantic Mind and Romantic Primitive. Star pieces will include the dress worn by Shalom Harlow while being spray-painted by robots for his SS99 show and a gown made of silk and real flowers from SS07 that shed blooms as it went down the catwalk. (It will be displayed in a bell jar, adorned again with real flowers, which will decompose over the course of the exhibition to become potpourri-like)".

As the designer is a truly personal favourite of mine, this has to be my cultural highlight of the year.