Magic at the Met: Savage Beauty

"There's no way back for me now. I am going to take you on journeys you've never dreamed were possible."
- Alexander McQueen

Beautiful, haunting, sublime. That is how I would describe the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

If you ever doubted McQueen's brilliance this exhibit will change even the staunchest naysayer's mind.

Set up in several rooms, the exhibit takes you through various stages of McQueen's career. Peppered with quotes from the designer throughout, the exhibit feels both like a celebration of his work as well as a funeral service for his lost life.
It further solidifies McQueen's place in the fashion, showcases the art of haute couture and makes the loss of his genius even more raw.

If you get the chance to see the exhibit, even if you're aren't a fan of fashion, I highly reccommend it. The Met has extended the exhibit until August 7 ($20 for admission).

Go early to avoid long line ups and enjoy the escape into McQueen's romantic and macabre world.

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  1. Wow! This exhibit looks amazing! I'd love to see it up close and in person but don't think I'll be traveling to New York before it closes. Thanks for posting!

  2. @Samantha Thanks for your comment! I felt very lucky I was able to squeeze in a visit during a recent business trip to NYC.

  3. This exhibit is so amazing. What an experience! Great post. XO

  4. Oh! This post makes me so jealous of everyone who can make it down to the Met for this exhibit! I work in a gallery and have been yearning to attend the McQueen one. Great photos! thanks for stopping by my blog <3


  5. So beautiful! I've heard such great things about the exhibit!

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  6. @tiny dancer

    Thanks for your comment. It was truly a stunning exhibit.

  7. @Elizabeth .: Have Your Cake Blog

    Thanks for your comment. I'll definitely stop by your blog!

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