Alexander McQueen will be honoured at the Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next spring. The exhibition titled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, will showcase his work over the past two decades beginning with his Central Saint Martins graduate show to his final collection, which was presented posthumously in March. Items from both the Alexander McQueen and Givenchy archives, as well as personal pieces from friends Isabella Blow and Daphne Guiness (who purchased Blow’s entire fashion collection) will be on display.
“After McQueen’s death, we wanted to stage an exhibition to celebrate his legacy in fashion history and his contributions to fashion,” Andrew Bolton told Women’s Wear Daily. Bolton who is in charge of the exhibition went on to say, “McQueen had such a singular voice and he was a remarkable technician. He really was one of the most provocative voices of the past 30 years in fashion. His catwalk presentations were outstanding and straddle art and fashion. We want to get across two elements — the spectacle of the runway presentations and the beauty of his craftsmanship.”
The exhibition will run from May 4 to July 31, 2011, kicked off with the Costume Institute Gala on May 2. We can’t wait to see both the McQueen fashions sure to be worn at the Gala and the exhibition itself.