Savage Beauty

If you know anything about fashion you will correctly guess that this blog will be about the late, great, fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen!                             138334-alexander-mcqueen

Alexander Mcqueen was born in London and at the ripe age of 20 started working on Savile Row as a tailor. He quickly got the name “l’enfant terrible” as his early collections were theatrical, thought provoking, and controversial to say the least.  alexander-mcqueen-quote

His clothes were provocative, dark, edgy, most times sado-masochistic .0123-alexander-mcqueen-prefall-2012-gown-03_fa

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Unfortunately Alexander McQueen took his own life in February of 2010.  In May of 2011 I had the great fortune of going to The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty” The exhibit was breathtaking. Each room was set up with the clothes from each of his major fashion shows. The actual show was projected on screens in each room. To see his work that close was jaw dropping. The detail and beauty made me cry more than a few times. I have read that the exhibit has been redone and shown in London. I hope it comes back to NYC so I can see it again. There will never be another Alexander McQueen.247368_2091188400873_1724613_n

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