New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art have confirmed what the fashion world has been whispering over the last few weeks, announcing that their immensely popular Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition has made it into The Met’s top 10 most visited exhibitions ever. With an astounding 661,509 visitors, taking eight place in the ranking, the McQueen exhibition brought together fashion and art fans through pieces by British design genius Alexander McQueen.
The two month long exhibition defied expectations, extending it’s run by a week and implementing special opening hours until midnight for the final weekend. The Met Museum even created a ‘Mondays with McQueen’ initiative, which allowed fans to see the exhibition when the rest of the museum was normally closed.
Savage Beauty now joins other historically infamous exhibitions including ‘Treasures of Tutankhamun’ (1978), ‘Mona Lisa’ (1963), and ‘Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’ (2010).
Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, said:“We are enormously gratified that visitors turned out in record numbers to view this powerful exhibition of McQueen’s work. The show was an elegant tribute to the designer’s artistry, and we are proud to have shared it with such a broad audience, eager to experience the breadth of his genius.”
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves!