You may have missed the celebrity schmooze fest at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s opening gala of “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”, but you still have time to check out the exhibition that New York Times art critic, Holland Cotter, calls a “marvel”.
The exhibition features roughly one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from McQueen’s prolific nineteen-year career. Curator Andrew Bolton explains that the title “Savage Beauty” epitomizes the theme of polarized opposites prevalent in many of McQueen’s works.
“As you enter the exhibition, you’re faced with two mannequins—the two mannequins that I think represent many of the themes and ideas that McQueen revisited throughout his career: polarized opposites, whether it’s to do with life or death, lightness or darkness, predator/prey, man/machine,” says Bolton in his narrated video tour.
The exhibition runs until Sunday, August 7th, 2011. Expect line-ups to enter the exhibition, or take advantage of The Plaza Athénée’s “Savage Beauty” package which comes with two priority entrance guest passes.
The package also includes luxury accommodations in a classic suite, a 50-minute massage treatment and your own copy of the Savage Beauty hardcover book to keep. Click here for more details.
*Images courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art