I regret I didn’t drag myself to the Met back in May and checked out the Alexander McQueen exhibit “Savage Beauty”. I would have really enjoyed it a lot. It has ended already by now, but a small part of the exhibition continues to live online on the Met Museum microsite. I was drooling over some of the outfits in this exhibition and shortlisted some faves to share here.
My top fave has gotta be this Dress, No. 13, from the Spring/Summer 1999 collection. This dress was the finale to his runway show that year and it was presented in a performing art showcase of two robots spray-painting the dress worn by model Shalom Harlow. It was really dramatic, Shalom Harlow was spinning on the runway flanked by two robots which spray-painted the white cotton muslin dress. In McQueen’s words: “[The finale of this collection] was inspired by an installation by artist Rebecca Horn of two shotguns firing blood-red paint at each other.” See the video presentation and let your jaw drop in awe of AMQ’s conceptual brilliance. The choreography and the drama of it all…. Mindblowingly beautiful.
More stunning outfits below. His work is so outta this world beautiful. It’s art, man.
Okay, I’m going to curl up in a fetal position and cry now. Savage Beauty indeed. AMQ is a fucken’ genius. :”)