Thursday, May 26, 2011

A McQueen Dream

I went to the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met this weekend and it was AMAZING. I know very little about fashion (sorry Megan - I try) or art (again, sorry Christina - I try) but I do know that whatever I witnessed on Sunday was brilliant. McQueen has this beautiful ability to push political, social, and economic boundaries while also respecting the traditions of fashion that he's grown up and out of. You walk from tailored jackets, past dominatrix inspired head pieces and clothing, tartan pants, a Kate Moss filled hologram box, and end up staring in awe at a line up of space-aged goodness. The exhibit was curated to tell us a story, the one of McQueen, but also the one most of us hope to have. Nathan walked away inspired to pick up his history books and delve into the Jacobite Rebellion, and inspired to use history to help him create more and to create better. I wanted to come home and write something. A poem, a story, anything. I just wanted to throw my hat in the ring, or at least throw it so that the brim of my hat skims the artistic ring McQueen is in the middle of.

Some of my favorites are below...

To take a video tour of the exhibit go here.
To see more pictures head here.

All images found on Vogue

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