piątek, 29 kwietnia 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The exhibition celebrates Alexander McQueen’s remarkable vision and creativity, showcasing his ingenious fashions as works of art. Comprising approximately 100 designs – including many rare examples of his early work – the exhibition’s selection largely draws upon the extensive Alexander McQueen Archive in London. The pieces were photographed by Sølve Sundsbø on models transformed to look like mannequins using a combination of makeup and technology. Photography by Sølve Sundsbø courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information: www.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen

Ensemble, Dante, autumn/winter 1996–97:
 Dress, VOSS, spring/summer 2001:
 Dress, Widows of Culloden, autumn/winter 2006–7:
“When we put the antlers on the model and then draped over it the lace embroidery that we had made, we had to poke them through a £2,000 piece of work. But then it worked because it looks like she’s rammed the piece of lace with her antlers. There’s always spontaneity. You’ve got to allow for that in my shows.” – Lee Alexander McQueen
 Dress, No. 13, spring/summer 1999:
“[The finale of this collection] was inspired by an installation by artist Rebecca Horn of two shotguns firing blood-red paint at each other.” – Lee Alexander McQueen
 Dress, autumn/winter 2010–11:
 Dress, Sarabande, spring/summer 2007:
“Remember Sam Taylor-Wood’s dying fruit? Things rot…I used flowers because they die. My mood was darkly romantic at the time.” – Lee Alexander McQueen
 Ensemble, Plato’s Atlantis, spring/summer 2010:
“[This collection predicted a future in which] the ice cap would melt…the waters would rise and…life on earth would have to evolve in order to live beneath the sea once more or perish…Humanity [would] go back to the place from whence it came.” – Lee Alexander McQueen
Dress, autumn/winter 2010:
Ensemble, It’s a Jungle Out There, Autumn/Winter 1997–98:
 Dress, Irere, Spring/Summer 2003:
 Dress, VOSS, Spring/Summer 2001:
 Ensemble, VOSS, Spring/Summer 2001:
 Dress, The Horn of Plenty, Autumn/Winter 2009–10:

All the materials were taken from official McQueen facebook fan page: Alexander McQueen

piątek, 15 kwietnia 2011

Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company (Salone del Mobile exhibition)

Alexander McQueen Milan boutique's windows during the Salone del Mobile, celebrating collaboration with The Rug Company:
Military Brocade Rug by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company:
 Skull Cushions and Skull Rug by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company:
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Hummingbird Cushions by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company: