Savage Beauty – The Alexander McQueen Met Exhibit

On Friday we stopped by the Met to have a look at the Alexander McQueen Exhibit, Savage Beauty. It was stunning! This man was a creative genius. The construction of the pieces, the beautiful details, the  innovative ways in which materials were used…his work really was breath taking. We will admit though, it was a little scary. Especially this one area of the exhibit where the dress wearing dummies were spinning around while an odd, slightly dissonant music box played from somewhere in the darkness. We both agreed, this what not the type of place we would want to be locked in for the night.

The following dress photos are from the Met and taken by Sølve Sundsbø. The hats in the following photos can all be seen at the Met, as well, and these photos of them are from various shows.

It’s Only a Game, spring/summer 2005. Notice the horse bit for the mouth. Perhaps not the most pratical dress to wear to a dinner party.

VOSS, spring/summer 2001. Notice the arms are attached to the body, so probably not a dress for every day wear...unless you happen to need restraining.

The Girl Who Lived in the Tree, autumn/winter 2008–9. The colors on this dress were absolutely stunning.

The Horn of Plenty, autumn/winter 2009–10. A dress made of black duck feathers.

Eclect Dissect, autumn/winter 1997–98. This dress was amazing. On the shoulders are resin bird skulls.

This piece was stunning! Why didn't we see anyone wearing it at the Royal Wedding!?

We loved this hat. Wonder what people's reaction would be to one of us wearing it on the subway 😉

This butterfly hat was beautiful!

An elegant feather hat.


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