McQueen Break the Records

Alexander McQueen (Photo: Femalefirst)

McQueen Break the Records

THE RESULTS of creations cold hand of the designer Alexander McQueen’s genius on display at the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, managed to break the record for most visitors.

The exhibition titled “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” is receiving visitors as much as 661 509 people since opening May 4. The total number of visitors make the exhibition as an exhibition McQueen fashion’s most visited since 1946, when the Costume Institute became part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As for the history museum for 141 years, the exhibition McQueen was eighth in the list of most visitors and make the name of Alexander McQueen parallel with other record-breaking exhibition, the Treasures of Tutankhamun (1978), Mona Lisa (1963), and Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2010).

“We are very grateful to the visitors who so appreciate the works of McQueen,” said Thomas M Campbell, Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As for “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” showcase collection of iconic designer’s full name is Lee Alexander McQueen, from haute couture accessories to the range of his entire career in the fashion world for 19 years.

In the exhibition, there are over 200 items made by McQueen is shown. Some of the collections is the key item is bumster pants that are the signature of the designer, kimono jackets, and coats origami.

In addition, also exhibited a collection of vintage from the day of graduation from Central St Martins McQueen, also his last collection for spring and summer of 2010.

Paul Brine from Far Fetch, an online fashion site that surveyed visitors at the Costume Institute, said the number of visitors who membeludak McQueen’s exhibition because of the tragic events that befall the designer.

“This exhibition is intended to pay homage to Alexander McQueen has a lot to contribute in the fashion world, beyond that visitors are also attracted to come because of the tragic story that McQueen committed suicide in 2010,” he said.

Nevertheless, Brine optimistic with an increase in visitors to the exhibition of fashion from year to year as a whole shows increasing public appreciation of the fashion world.

“There is no other designer since Yves Saint Laurent who can represent the art in fashion as did McQueen,” Brine said.

~ by ickerz on 14 August 2011.

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