Alexander McQueen: The Romantic Mind

Two weeks ago in New York I was lucky enough to sit down with Andrew Bolton, Curator at The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Nancy Chilton, Advisor and Press Officer. Andrew took me through the unbelievable catalogue of the upcoming Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, opening to the public on May 4th. The book, like the exhibit, is comprised of seven themes that highlight various aspects of McQueen’s revolutionary design and construction. The catalogue opens with a print from McQueen’s Spring 2009 collection, entitled Natural Selection, and an essay by Susannah Frankel, a London based journalist, who, as Andrew states, is dubbed McQueen’s unofficial biographer. All of the photographs inside are done by photographer Solve Suundsbo and almost every piece is accompanied with a McQueen quote, as if he is narrating. Andrew taught me so much about McQueen in the time we were together and shared such interesting details regarding the layout and design of the book.

A big thank you to The Costume Institute for putting out such a beautiful catalogue paying homage to the brilliant Alexander McQueen. Take a look below at Andrew sharing part one of the book, entitled The Romantic Mind, which corresponds to the first theme of the exhibition… I can’t wait to see all of the pieces in person come the MET Gala on May 2nd! More to come…

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