Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

I finally made it to the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met.  It was an incredible experience.  The exhibit was hauntingly beautiful.  A wonderful display of the work of a creative genius.  I picked up the audio guide and listened to friends and colleagues of McQueen speaking about the pieces and about working with him.  Some of my favourites was the dress made from razor clams, the "bumster", the "oyster" dress, the mirror box and the hologram of Kate Moss.  What an incredible mind.  

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The "oyster" dress made of hundreds and hundreds of layers of silk organza, like a mille-feuille pastry.  The organic layers creating an oyster effect.  

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McQueen made these carved prosthetic legs for Aimee Mullins, a paralympic athlete, who modeled them in his 1999 show.

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Voss - jacket of pink and grey wool bird's eye embroidered with silk thread

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Sarabande - nude silk organza embroidered with silk flowers and fresh flowers.

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Savage Beauty at the Met continues until August 7th 2011.  

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1 & 6 photography by the Photography Studio Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2 through 5 photography by Solve Sundsbo Art +Commerce