The exhibition illustrates the late British designer Alexander McQueen's contributions to fashion, fom his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection in 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010. The exhibition, in the Metropolitan Museum's second-floor Cantor Galleries, features approximately 100 ensembles and 70 accessories from Mr. McQueen's prolific 19-year career. Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point "origami" frock coat are on view. McQueen's fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s.
The exhibition is organized by Andrew Bolton, Curator, who is also the author of the book, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty ($45 for a hardcover), published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed worldwide by Yale University Press.
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