So we finally went to the McQueen exhibition at the Met. We woke up early, and like everybody, we waited in line for an hour or two. It was so crowded inside. And it was so totally worth it.
The curation was perfect, from the layout to the sound design – it allows you to take a mind-blowing journey into the designer’s imagination. Emotion catches you and stays with you for days.
I was so moved that I asked for authorization to go back and take pictures. I hadn’t seen a lot of images of it and I knew a lot of you would not be able to experience it. And it looks like the exhibition won’t travel. What will stay is a wonderful catalogue and beautiful memories…
When Nancy Chilton, from the Met, told me I would be able to go back to take some pictures, I literally jumped for joy. I would like to thank her again for that honor.
These images are just a tiny part of the exhibition. You’ll see the clothes that I loved the most, some striking details, a fragment of the wallpaper that was made from illustrations in McQueen’s sketchbook, and a picture that will give you an idea of the crowd that come to see the wonderful exhibition – which at last count, was close to 600,000.
The exhibition will close on Sunday. Because of the passion and patience of the public, the Met decided to keep its doors open, for the last two days, until midnight. A first in the history of the Met.
I’ll leave you with the images. And please if you are in New York, go visit one of these evenings. No better moment to visit McQueen than the middle of the night…
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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum. 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY 10028.
Open until midnight Saturday August 6th and Sunday August 7th.
Open Thursday August 4th 9:30am – 5:30pm, and Friday August 5th 9:30am-9pm.
Recommended admission to the Met is $25, $17 for seniors, and $12 for students.