Wow. I do really have to seriously consider going to New York just to see this McQueen exhibit at the MET! I'm sure it's going to be insanely amazing and have the most gorgeous catalog/book to purchase. Sometimes I wonder if New York is calling me. I mean, this is going to be really surreal to see. Anyway...please read the info below taken from the McQueen YouTube channel. And after you read it, take a look at the montage they made for the announcement...it's really unbelievable when you watch all these masterpieces in a row.♡

The house of Alexander McQueen is honoured that The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is recognizing Lee Alexander McQueen's extraordinary body of work in its spring exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. The exhibition will run from 4th May 2011 until the 31st July 2011. http://met.org/egDSui

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion's vanguard.

...and here is the montage from the McQueen YouTube channel:

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