Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. The exhibition featured approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen's prolific nineteen-year career. Here, curator Andrew Bolton takes us through the groundbreaking exhibition, reflecting on the iconic designs, and on the nature of the work, suggesting that McQueen was an artist whose medium of expression was clothes. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility, using the transformative power of clothing to create conceptual expressions of culture, politics, and identity.
Andrew Bolton, curator, The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Produced and Directed by Christopher Noey
Editor: Kate Farrell | Audio Editor: Stephanie Wuertz | Camera: Jessica Glass | Lighting Director: Ned Hallick | Production Assistant: Sarah Cowan