Thursday, May 5, 2011

"If He Had Nothing, He Would Still Create" - Alexander McQueen at the Met - ThisIsAYes Thursday Special

kangol hat, via spiega vest, belair bants, christian siriano for payless shoes, prada bag

The highly anticipated Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art officially opened yesterday - huge crowds came to check it out regardless of the uncooperative weather. The show, since the word exhibit doesn't do the justice here, was just like his work - "otherworldly." 
Go and see it if you haven't already - witness his creations in a special environment of sounds, music, videos.

Alexander McQueen's inspirations were coming to him regardless of trends - his collections are taking us through history and cultures. The above outfit is from his 2006 Anglomania collection. Sarah Jessica Parker wore one of his Anglomania outfits on the red carpet at the Met.

photo dailymail

Sarah Jessica Parker and her date Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala in 2006.

famous Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes - McQueen wanted to show the image of a ballerina standing on her points. These shoes for him were like the extensions of the feet, inspired by Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species

padded hips - who could ever get away with hip paddings - he could...

The Oyster Dress. McQueen inspiration was a ship after the storm, submerging, covered with sea foam, residues, floating, textural like an oyster.


Joy said...

Looking good, Anna.
I love Lee! He's my favourite designer. Sad he decided to leave us all. Anyway, his legacy lives on...:)

GINA BIBER said...

I adore all of the florals - nice compilation!


A said...

This looks amazing. I feel slightly cheated that I cannot go and see this in nearby London despite Lee having been a native Londoner! Still, 'his genius can cross oceans' is what I say (rather poetically) to feel better :)

Jonna said...

Amaaazing!! He's definitely my favourite designer. x

lindsey said...

great recap of the exhibit! i think it was fabulously curated overall, I can't wait to go back!!