One of my favorite museums by far is the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in the heart of Central Park along the “Museum Mile” in NYC. It’s an institution like no other with over two million works of art from all over the world. The Costume Institute department every year showcases one specific Fashion Designer’s work. Having both Fashion and Art displayed for such a great cause is a reason alone to want to visit this museum in the spring.
The Costume Institute Gala at the MET is one of the most anticipated annual Fashion events in New York City. It is definitely Fashion’s “Party of the Year” or our city’s version of the Oscars. This is a multimillion dollar fund -raiser for the museum and is co-chaired by Vogue’s editor -in -chief, Anna Wintour. This year it will be a very special and touching event as the Costume Institute will pay homage to the world renown, Alexander McQueen. Since his passing last February 2010, plans for this exhibit became a topic of conversation among industry insiders. The highly anticipated retrospective on McQueen will launch at the MET Gala on May 2, and is titled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. It will be open to the public on May 4th through July 31, 2011. I look forward to viewing this magnificent and historic exhibit. McQueen was and will always be a legend in Fashion! Head curator for the Costume Institute, Harold Koda said it best, “Alexander really is about a spirit, an approach to creativity that is the romantic hero, me against all, and making the unexpected beautiful.”
The Gala is sure to attract A-list celebrities that will ofcourse be dressed in designs by the honoree of the night. How has Alexander McQueen inspired you on a personal level? How do you feel he revolutionized our world of Fashion today?
Here are just a few examples of McQueen’s masterpieces and of some of his most faithful celebrity followers and fans of his work. VIVA MCQUEEN!