Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty' exhibit opens in NYC
May 03, 2011 | 7:19 PM
'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.