Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty' exhibit opens in NYC

Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty' exhibit opens in NYC
A model presents a creation by British designer Alexander McQueen during the autumn/winter 2009 ready-to-wear collection show in Paris, on March 10, 2009. (FRANCOIS GUILLOT, AFP/Getty Images)

'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibit in New York



An exhibition celebrating Alexander McQueen's contributions to fashion and culture. The British designer, known for dressing the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna with an edge, committed suicide last year at the age of 40.

The display will feature about 100 examples of the designer's work from his 19-year career. Pieces will include signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket and the origami frock coat. Five of his collections will be interspersed among the galleries. A separate screening room will display videos of McQueen's runway shows.

A benefit takes place Monday night featuring celebrities like Salma Hayek, Colin Firth and Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue.


Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibition is in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, second floor.


Wednesday through July 31

How much:

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Children under age 12, accompanied by an adult, are free.


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