Alexander McQueen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art featured an impressive exhibit of the innovative fashions of the late Alexander McQueen. The exhibition organized by the Costume Institute celebrated the talented and sorely missed Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From McQueen’s Central Saint Martins post-graduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, (which took place after his death in February 2010) Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics and identity. The exhibit included 100 ensembles, 70 accessories, videos, runway photos, and a comprehensive website.

“ I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. Why do we suffer? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a quasi- protectionist attitude, to prevent 'bad' information from invading and suffocating the 'good'. Rather, we must simply multiply the paths and the possibilities of comings and goings."

Philosopher Michel Foucault