The Met has done McQueen proud in their staging of Savage Beauty. The sets and lighting of the pieces is exquisite. The curator, Andrew Bolton, has focused on McQueen’s love of Romanticism and included 100 pieces from the first show to the last. The dramatic exhibition includes videos of the runway presentations and a hologram of Kate Moss.
The intricacy of the workmanship in combination with his complex concepts makes a memorable show, each room more amazing than the last. Seeing the pieces up close is a very different experience from the shows.
Very sad news about Lee McQueen. The London store has bolted it’s doors and placed a bowl of white roses and a memorial in the window.