Gavin Norton

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The Met Ball 2011


Tomorrow (May 2nd) is one of fashions most important events. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Institute Gala or Met Ball for short, is being held in New York. The ball always opens the fashion exhibition that runs for two months. This year it is Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. It will be hosted by Anna Wintour, Colin Firth and Salma Hayek. It is the tradition that each designer who attends, tags along their current muse in a creation by the designer. This makes it even more exciting to see what fashion’s elite will wear. There is no time for mistakes, and as always I will be giving my best dressed.

Anna Wintour at The Met Ball in Chanel Couture

Tomorrow evening before the Met Ball, a very brave Daphne Guinness has agreed to get ready in the windows of Barneys. It has been confirmed that Ms. Guinness will be wearing a feathery Alexander McQueen. I hope she does not disapoint as she will be honoring a true friend. She told the New York Times “I am not doing a burlesque — no way. I’m going to be getting dressed behind something. I’m not Dita Von Teese, nor shall I be.” Guinness, who is known for her elaborate outfits, is starting a six week long exhibition with Barneys New York titled ‘Fashion As Art’. It includes a documentary, performances and installations of her esteemed collection of clothes.

GN

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty


Autumn/Winter 2010

On May 4th, something magical and inspiring is coming to the Metropolitan Museum. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, is an exhibition celebrating McQueen’s contribution to fashion. Featuring 100 ensembles and 70 accessories from the brilliantly disturbing designer ‘s 19 year career. From his Central St. Martins collection bought by the late Isabella Blow, to his final presentation held 2 weeks after his death.

Spring/Summer 2001

Autumn/Winter 2010

The exhibition’s opening night will be held at the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Institute Gala on May 2nd, with honorary chairs Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek and Co-Chairs Colin Firth, Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour. “His mind was extraordinary. His influence was everywhere. He inspired designers to become daring. Runway was not about a nice Beige suit, it was about expressing yourself and exploring the imagination” said Ms. Wintour about the tremendous, talented designer.

Spring/Summer 2006

Autumn/Winter 2009

“He was not afraid to push the boundaries” said Alexandra Shulman, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue. “He was a huge force in digital technology. He always wanted to investigate the new and did not want to play around with the old and excepted.”

Spring/Summer 2007

Spring/Summer 2010

I would suggest booking a flight to New York, if you are not there already, and experience this imaginative exhibition of a man with a mind extremely talented. I can kindly agree you will not go home dissapointed. However, if you can not make it, then why not buy the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty book out now. With interviews from Sarah Burton who was appointed Creative Director at Alexander McQueen after his death and Photos of the exhibition from Sølve Sundsbø. It’s time to celebrate a true legend.

GN

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