All hail the Queen!
The questions that still floats in the air, “Why?” Alexander McQueen may have gone elsewhere but his work is no less of a heavy influence on the fashion world today and the future. This retrospective is all that and a bag of chips. Alexander McQueen is watching and loving it!
The late Brit designer gets a major retrospective set up in his honour at New York’s Costume Institu
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.
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