I WISH I WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO GO...
McQueen always started every collection with an idea or a concept for the runway presentation before the fashions. After the concept, he would have this elaborate sort of storyboard with these various references from art, from film, from music—his influences from everywhere.
Every collection told a story. When you watched one of McQueen’s collections, you were always having these feelings of awe or wonder or fear or terror.
For McQueen the runway was primarily a vehicle to express his imagination. He was very dark. That darkness came from a deep romanticism—the darkest side of the nineteenth century
The genius of the late great Alexander McQueen will be celebrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute this Spring, the famed New York institution has revealed. The exhibit, titled 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,' will be open to the public May 4 to July 31, 2011 and will be the focus of the Met's annual Costume Institute Gala on May 2.
The pieces in the exhibit will include approximately 100 garments from McQueen's 19-year career, starting with his postgraduate collection at Central Saint Martins in 1992, all the way up to his final runway presentation that was shown in Paris less than a month after his February 11, 2010 suicide.