Savage Beauty, the Alexander McQueen exhibition, kicks off May 2nd at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City with a fantastical gala hosted by none other than Anna Wintour. Vogue Mexico reports that:
This will be an opportunity to remember the talent, emotion and the tragic romance that marked the work of those who many consider one of the great artists of the last five decades. The exhibition, curated by Andrew Bolton and produced by Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett, the duo responsible for the production of the vast majority of parades McQueen, includes approximately 170 pieces, including clothing and accessories from the archives of the brand in London and the house Givenchy in Paris.
The museum will be divided according to the ideas and concepts that inspired McQueen fashion. Romantic Gothic , for example, show his passion for history, the Victorian Gothic fascination with opposites like life and death or light and darkness. Romantic Nationalism reflect his interest in British and Scottish history; Romantic Exoticism that had influenced the designer cultures and faraway places as India and Japan, and Romantic Naturalism interest in wild nature, so evident in his latest collections of shoes “lobster” or printed fabrics with natural motifs and water.
The exhibition will open to the public on May 4, 2011, and run through July 31.
[Via Vogue Mexico]