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Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.” __Alexander McQueen

Last Sunday morning we got up early to get to the Met right when they opened to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit. The line was already long...

"Savage Beauty" pays tribute to McQueen through displays some of his most divine and controversial designs. The exhibition will run from May 4 to July 31 and takes a look back over two decades of McQueen's work, beginning with his graduate collection from Central St Martins College of Art, right through to his final collection which was shown in the weeks after his death.

“What I am trying to bring to fashion is a sort of originality,” he said. McQueen expressed this originality most fundamentally through his methods of cutting and construction, which were both innovative and revolutionary. This technical ingenuity was apparent as early as his graduation collection from the Fashion Design MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

The exhibition is life changing ! McQueen was a tailor before becoming a designer. His approach to fashion combined the precision and traditions of tailoring and patternmaking with the spontaneity and improvisations of draping and dressmaking—an approach that became more refined after his tenure as creative director of Givenchy in Paris from 1996 to 2001.
 
 The exhibition is organized by Andrew Bolton, curator, with the support of Harold Koda, curator in charge, both of The Costume Institute. Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett, the production designers for Alexander McQueen’s fashion shows, served as the exhibition’s creative director and production designer, respectively.

To minimize your chances of waiting in line, please consider visiting in the morning or on a weekday.

Here are a few stunning pieces of the Exhibition:













"McQueen truly was a genius, anyone around NYC needs to go see the exhibit, it's amazing!" Mirella Afonso, Creative Director BlaBlaBla NYC.


“Você tem que conhecer as regras para quebrá-las. É para isso que estou aqui, para demolir as regras e manter a tradicao” __ Alexandre Mc Queen

Domingo passado acordamos cedo para ir ao Met (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) conferir a exposição do estilista Alexandre McQueen. A fila já estava longa…

“Savage Beauty” teve inicio dia 4 de maio e vai ate 31 de julho, e homenageia McQueen exibindo designs divinos e controversos. A exposicao mostra duas decadas de trabalho do artista, comencando pela colecao da Central St Martins College of Art até a que assinou semanas antes de falecer

“O que estou tentando trazer para a moda é uma espécie de originalidade”, dizia McQueen que soube expressar sua originalidade por métodos diferenciados de técnica, corte, construção revolucionaria de suas peças. A inovação e exclusividade de sua técnica eram evidentes desde suas criações para graduação em Londres na Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

A exposicao é desafiadora. McQueen era um alfaiate antes de se tornar designer. Sua abordagem na moda vem da combinação da tradição e precisão da alfaiataria com a espontaneidade e improvisação de sua costura e drapeados, características que se tornaram mais refinadas depois que assumiu o posto de diretor criativo da Givenchy em Paris [1996 a 2001].

Andrew Bolton e Harold Koda do The Costume Institute fizeram a curadoria de “Savage Beauty” em parceria com Sam Gainsbury e Joseph Bennett, que já trabalhavam com desfiles e eventos de McQueen como diretor de criação e designer de produção, respectivamente

"McQueen foi realmente um genio, quem estiver nos arredo NYC tem que conferir a exibição. Está maravilhosa!" Mirella Afonso Diretora BlaBlaBla NYC

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