McQueen Tribute Exhibit at the MET

 Today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art have announced their plans to hold an Alexander McQueen tribute exhibition within their famous walls at the Costume Institute. The revealing exhibition will be named ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ and will begin to show next spring. 
Alexander McQueen S/S 2001
The exhibition will display work from over the last two decades of McQueen's contributions to fashion, including pieces from his graduate collection from Central Saint Martins, and personal pieces that he gifted to his close friends such as Daphne Guinness and the late Isabella Blow.The Museum will dip into the McQueen and Givenchy archives to uncover his best work and will also include the last  collection which he created (Fall/Winter 2010), but that was shown posthumously.

Andrew Bolton, who runs the exhibition has stated: "After McQueen's death, we wanted to stage an exhibition to celebrate his legacy in fashion history and his contributions to fashion, McQueen had such a singular voice and he was a remarkable technician. He really was one of the most provocative voices of the past 30 years in fashion. His catwalk presentations were outstanding and straddle art and fashion. We want to get across two elements — the spectacle of the runway presentations and the beauty of his craftsmanship."

Jonathan Akeroyd, president and chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen has also voiced his opinion on the new exhibition: "It felt like the right thing to do. Lee loved the museum. It will give us a great opportunity to show Lee's work and the Alexander McQueen brand to a much broader community. It's the greatest tribute and important for his legacy, but it's also an exciting new chapter in the history of the brand."

‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ will run from May 4 to July 31 2011.

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