Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Metropolitan Costume Exhibit Details

DolceTracker| Stella McCartney and new design director at Alexander McQueen Sarah Burton will co-chair this years Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala honoring Alexander McQueen.

The exhibition ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ will feature fantastical creations from McQueen collections beginning with ‘Nihilism’ (1994) and ending with his posthumous collection ‘Angels & Demons’ (2010).

The Alexander McQueen tribute will be on exhibition from May 4 through July 31, 2011. From the Met website:

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion’s vanguard.