Fashion as Art: Salvage Beauty

I hope many of us visited the Met this spring/summer to view the exhibition organized by the Costume Institute showcasing many of Alexander McQueen’s famous runway masterpieces. I believe that Lee Alexander McQueen was an art but instead of painting he expressed himself through clothing. Often his works were based on historical events as well as political and sociological views.

Here is a link that does a walk through of exhibit just in case you missed it:


2 responses to “Fashion as Art: Salvage Beauty

  1. I remember visiting the MET to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit and I had to wait on a huge line, but the wait was worth it. It was probably one of the most amazing things i’ve ever seen. His designs were beautiful pieces of wearable art. I agree with your point on how McQueen used his clothing to express himself. I think he had a tendency to express various emotions with his designs.

  2. eunyoungcho

    What’s really interesting about Alexander McQueen is that all of his collections come from his everyday life experiences and his studies of subcultures. To me, McQueen is the most artistic and poetic fashion designer who really knew how to put his sociological, political, and historical messages in to his garments. He always brought theatrical, sensational, and emotional setting to his runway collections and I still shiver when I watch his previous collection videos on youtube.

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