Tuesday, August 02, 2011

McQueen's Exhibition Proves He is Still in Style

Tuesday, August 02, 2011
The late Alexander McQueen's latest fashion display, "Savage Beauty", which is being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the most popular that the museum has ever held, attracting over half a million visitors since it's opening in May. It has now been extended for 1 more week, closing down on Sunday at midnight. The accompanying catalogue, written by Andrew Bolton, the curator of the museum's Costume Institute, has sold almost 100,000 copies through the museum. Those who have been unable to attend, meanwhile, have "upped" the programme to the top of Amazon's search chart for art books.

The chance to witness at close quarters the technical and creative genius of McQueen, who committed suicide in February 2010, has drawn his fans and followers of fashion but it is thought renewed global interest in his legacy, represented now by his successor, Sarah Burton, has brought popular appeal.
She designed the gown for Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William in April, and has dressed the her for a variety of public appearances since.

"Savage Beauty" beats the record previously held by the Met's 2008 clothing exhibition "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy".
Courtesy of style.com

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