The MET's Costume Institute pays tribute to Alexander McQueen taking a look back at all of the designers work and designs over the years. "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" will be set up in the Cantor Galleries, on the second floor of the New York museum from May 4th to July 31st, 2011. The exhibition will focus on the entire professional career of the designer - from his training at London's Central Saint Martins up until the runway shows in Milan and Paris.
The death of Alexander McQueen took the whole world by surprise. I remember waking up that morning like another other day, getting ready to read by daily fashion news with my coffee and seeing the headlines "LEE MCQUEEN PASSES AWAY" I was in total shock and knew that the world lost an amazing artist and could never ever be replaced. I am so happy that Andrew Bolton decided to pay tribute to McQueen with his pieces at the MET. McQueen was one of the most influential, provocative, raw and artistcally voices in fashion for the past 20 years. His amazing shows and craftsmanship, There will be around 100 pieces arranged according to a thematic and non chronological approach: some from the designer's London atelier, others from the Givenchy archives and several pieces from the private collection of Isabella Blow Alexander's muse and mentor.
The exhibition will be presented during the annual benefit gala of the Costume Institute, on May 2nd. Hosting the evening will be François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek, ColinFirth, Stella McCartney and the chief editor of American Vogue, Anna Wintour.