On Saturday, I met my friend Valerie at the Met to enjoy the new exhibit honoring the work of the late Alexander McQueen. It was an extremely poignant exhibition, and included a vast sampling of his work from the time of his graduation up until his passing. Every piece we viewed took our breath away and brought tears to our eyes. The curator, Andrew Bolton, did a fabulous job with the backdrop for McQueen's pieces, the varying environments in each room, the music, the quotations, all lended to the mood of Lee McQueen's fabulous career, and the tremendous loss not only the fashion industry, but the world felt after his passing. It's a must see for any romantic out there like Mr. McQueen and like me.
|The Met Steps|
|“You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.”|
|“People find my things sometimes aggressive. But I don’t see it as aggressive. I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality.”|
|“The reason I’m patriotic about Scotland is because I think it’s been dealt a really hard hand. It’s marketed the world over as . . . haggis . . . bagpipes. But no one ever puts anything back into it.”|
|The Met Roof|
|Jumpsuit: Walter via The Outnet; Shoes: J.Crew|
|The Met Fountains|
*images of McQueen's work courtesy of the Met's Costume Institute.