Tuesday, May 3, 2011
All Hail McQueen!
Yess! Rejoice Bazzarly Voguers, we finally have Alexander McQueen news! For those who have been living under a rock since the 90’s, Lee Alexander McQueen was a extraordinary world well known fashion designer. His sudden death by his own hand in 2010 did not change the uniquely ‘’Dark imagination’’ he possessed in his clothing, especially at not his celebratory opening of his metropolitan museum of art. Sarah Burton, leader of the Alexander McQueen team did exceptionally divine on the royal wedding dress and also on his exhibition ‘’Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’’. With the help of florist Raul Avila, who lined the stairway of the extravaganza with heather and also beautifully decorated the Temple of Dendur with Topiary birds and boxwood hedges, hosts of the opening Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Actress Salma Hayek and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault, who happens to be the owner the McQueen brand Oww! Stella McCartney was also in attendance, and curator of the event, Andrew Bolton. They showed the artist’s love for the dark side of the Romantic Movement in a way that was personal and visually exquisite. The music that flowed through the event was of the threatening genre, the classical selection of Mozart Adagio. His influential creativity was from the era of Prim Victoriana, which showed in the clothes on display. Stella McCartney said at the event that ‘’ Lee would be so proud, and I bet he is looking down.’’ The fashion genius has had brilliant inspirations after another such as Jack the Ripper (One of my all time favorite crime cases) in his 1992 graduation show from Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. And also the Highland Raping for his 1995 collection. It consisted of torn dresses and naked bodies with a wooden backdrop that was viciously smashed in. Along with the many Alexander McQueen runway shows that played, the centerpiece in the museum had shelves and cabinets of alluring and ‘’wild’’ accessories. This is a good way to show the world of the late designer’s work, in all its dark and decay looking glory.