Yesterday, I joined the throngs of visitors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit, before it closes this coming Sunday.
Rarely does a museum exhibit exceed my expectations, but this one did just that. The manner in which the exhibit is curated, much like a stage set, created a moody backdrop to McQueen’s majestic, imaginative and provocative creations.
McQueen was an artist – his medium was fashion.
I used to think McQueen’s designs were too edgy for me. Seeing them up close, I now see their beauty. I think I might just have to have one of those iconic scarves for my fall wardrobe now.
pve design says
How wonderful that you were able to go. Love to own one of those scarves! Just amazing.
The Entertaining House says
I so badly wanted to go! I adore those scarves!
The enchanted home says
A good friend who has been once already and was blown away and I are supposed to go tomorrow. So hoping it will work as I need to juggle things around, heard the lines have been crazy……and believe they are staying open until midnight today and tomorrow, something crazy like that!! She said pictures cannot even do it justice, really hope I make it! The scarves are a lot of fun and I bet we will be seeing a lot of those in the near future. Glad you enjoyed it!
This is an exhibit I would love to see. I'll take all of those cute scarves! xo
I Dream Of says
I'm so glad you got to go! I kept hoping that work would take me to NYC this summer, but it never did. I even contemplated taking a red eye out this weekend (did that for The Gates a few years back) but have a birthday bash tonight. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you — I'll be ordering the exhibit catalog for sure!
Have a lovely weekend! XO
The Zhush says
Never made the exhibit…:( but, I did buy a purple McQueen skull scarf to make up for this, (love my rationale?) 🙂
Valorie Hart - The Visual Vamp says
I am so sorry I couldn't make my yearly birthday visit to New York this year to see you and all my NY peeps, and to see this monumental exhibition. I am so happy you got to see it.
Where can I get the scarf?!
Valorie Hart - The Visual Vamp says
Oooo – just followed your link to the scarf! Only $600! Want me to get you and PVE one too?
Aspiring Kennedy says
ugh, i am loving all of these posts. wish i could go see the exhibit… but i would settle for one of those union jack scarves.
The Buzz Blog says
So glad youmade it in – one of the most amazing and thought-provoking fashion exhibits in a long while. Did you know that they're opening a McQueen store in London for the younger set? Happy weekend!
H.G. The Countess says
So glad you made it, I really enjoyed seeing the exhibit too. Very inspiring.
under spanish moss says
What a beautiful exhibit. Wish we could have gone. What a great medium. We will have to pass on the scarves if they are $600.00…yikes! Hope you and your family have a beautiful weekend!
XO Angela and Renee
Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. says
Sounds like a wonderful time. What a cool thing to do in the midst of these very hot days. Have a wonderful weekend, Elizabeth. Mona
It looks amazing, and so wish I could see in person. The scarves are beautiful…truly works of art ~ Happy Friday!!
The French Tangerine says
Definitely a highlight from our trip to ny! I only wished I couldve had a private tour… Jam-packed!!
im so bummed i missed this exhibit. you will have to fill me in at bartaco. xo
He definitely was an artist!! amazing collection of his work. I think even if you did not like his over the top pieces you still would have to appreciate his artistry. What a wonderful exhibition to go to. Kathysue
I'm jealous you got to go! I'm glad it also took you awhile to appreciate him because for awhile I didn't get it. But once you look at them as art….. lovely post!
Cynthia's Blog says
So wish I was in NY this summer so I could see the exhibit. Don't you just love it when and exhibit exceeds your expectations!
he. is . amazing.
those pictures, the one with all the dresses flowing. wow. AND then that last red feather dress. I only have 3 outfits by him, but they are some of my favorites. Classic and well cut.