Monday, March 30, 2015

Alexander McQueen

UK Vogue March 2015
One of the most interesting aspects of the David Bowie exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago last fall was Bowie's collection of stage costumes. I was most drawn to the work of Alexander McQueen and the bold Union Jack inspired jacket. It is so bold. And ironic: the flurry of a skirt of a jacket on an androgynous icon.

Apparently, soon after McQueen died, a retrospective of his work was staged at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The event, which was scheduled to run for 12 weeks, ran one week longer with extended hours. Now, five years later, the exhibit is moving  to London. Home as it were I would love to have the opportunity to see his work in person. The clothing alone is stunning, but the stage that he would create around it made fantasy come to life. It is the stuff that dreams are made of ...

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