Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Alexander McQueen (British, 1969-2010) Dress, autumn/winter 2010.
Ensemble, Plato's Atlantis, spring/summer 2010.
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Alexander McQueen (British, 1969-2010) Dress, Sarabande, spring/summer 2007.
'Alexander McQueen':Savage Beauty'Previewed At London Fashion Week.

Anna Wintour and Samantha Cameron presented a preview of "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" at London Fashion Week on Tuesday. The Costume Institute's exhibition honoring the late designer will be installed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City come May and include more than 100 pieces of his work, dating back to 1994 and up to last year.

Most of the items came from McQueen's colleagues and friends, although Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton mentioned to Women's Wear Daily that he's still looking for one more thing: "It's a coat with three points. I have a softer version of the coat from McQueen's MA show, but I can't locate the more solid, structured one. I'd love to find it."

Director of the Met Thomas Campbell told the Guardian, McQueen's "work fits so easily within the discourse of art. He can be considered no less than an artist whose medium of expression was fashion."

Also on-hand for the preview was Stella McCartney, co-chair of the exhibition and Sarah Burton, who took over McQueen's label.

The exhibition will run from May 4 to July 31 and the annual Gala will be held May 2.

Take a look at some of the pieces to be featured,Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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