As The Met officially stated,
“The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueenâ€™s extraordinary contributions to fashion.
From his Central Saint Martins 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.
The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueenâ€™s prolific nineteen-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 â€œbumsterâ€ trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point â€œorigamiâ€ frock coat will be on view.
McQueenâ€™s fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s, but his technical ingenuity always imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at the vanguard.”
Read more about the exhibit and Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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