I still think about the great fashion designer and artist that he was. Every single piece, like it or not, is a unique masterpiece from the clothes to the accessories, to the juxtaposition of the elements and themes his collections carried over. In other words, McQueen is a one of kind fashion designer and artist that the world will always keep in their hearts.
His collections were always a reflection of his story and a place that we belong. He always represented the extremes of good and evil, heaven and hell. As I learned through the exhibit he went from Romantic Nationalism to Romantic Exoticism.
The exhibit is very well documented. It takes you on a journey through McQueen’s life, starting with his first design from graduating MA at Central St Martins College of Art and design, to the works he later did for Givenchy, and finally the fourth and last collection, “Plato’s Atlantis (Spring summer 2010) which he designed under his own label.
Although pieces such as the razor clam dress, visible upon entering the exhibit, seem difficult to wear, they are all masterpieces! Each collection was inspired by a theme, magical in his mind and well thought out.
Alexander McQueen used in his collections, flowers and feathers (he was fascinated with birds) among other elements from nature, and each collection was a representation of his emotions and reflections on life and his own reality.
A real work of art and love, definitely a must see if you go to NY! Don’t miss it!
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Tip: The museum is open on Mondays only from this exhibit. To avoid lines you can buy the tickets online.
Photos from Metmuseum.org