MASTERMINDING MCQUEEN AT THE MET

07/19/11

Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

Over 440,000 people have paid a visit to the darkly wonderful “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit now running at the Met through August 7. Extended hours still cannot meet the public’s demand to view the late fashion legend’s iconic designs, and crowds wait patiently for their turn to enter the world of McQueen. The wait is worth it.


Gallery photography by The Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator Andrew Bolton views McQueen’s collections through the eyes of a Romantic, which stands in sharp contrast to McQueen’s inherent—and sometimes controversial—edginess, with elements ranging from grotesque to theatrical to political to downright tormented. But, don’t take our word for it. Check out Bolton’s official Met blog below for an insider look at the exhibit without the wait.


Gallery photography by The Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

But, kudos also go to the show’s production designers Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett. The diverse galleries serving as backdrop for the exhibit are works of art in their own right, with the rawness of the designs reflected in settings built of concrete and raw wood and everything in between, each gallery mesmerizing in its own way.


Gallery photography by The Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

As event producers, we can’t help but appreciate the designers of the guest experience, the impact of which can never be underestimated when showcasing one’s artistic creations, brand, or charitable cause. Check out this exhibit while it lasts, and take time to appreciate the details, even if they aren’t the main attraction.