We were delighted to be among the fashion press gathered at the Ritz Hotel during London fashion week for a preview of ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’, an exhibition celebrating the designer’s work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in May.
It seems, though, that ‘The artist’s designs’ is a more apt phrase to use, as Alexander McQueen’s creations have continuously blurred the boundaries between art and fashion. “His work fits so easily within the discourse of art…He can be considered no less than an artist whose medium of expression was fashion,” said Thomas Campbell, director of the museum.
The exhibition will wonderfully capture this artistry as it is arranged by theme as opposed to season. It will feature galleries which focus on the strong contrasts evident in McQueen’s designs, and his own fascination with darkness and beauty as well as some of his most iconic work including the Kate Moss hologram and pieces from the final collection before Alexander McQueen’s death in February of last year.
Anna Wintour and Condé Nast are strongly supporting the exhibition, and BFC member Samantha Cameron has also become involved by speaking at the presentation on Tuesday.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from May 4th