Savage Beauty

Last Friday, I blew off work to go to New York to see the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Met.  The exhibit was absolutely gorgeous, even if the museum lets way (way) too many people in at a time.  It shouldn’t surprise anybody that McQueen’s aesthetic really appeals to me….a little off-center, a little macabre, a little fascinated with history and natural forms.  No photos were allowed, but I will share with you two of my favorites.  (Images vigged from the internets.)

First, in the category of “The Thing I’d Be Most Likely to Actually Wear” is this dress:

Dress:  Yellow-green seed beads and brown pony hair.  (Image from

And in the category of “So Unbelievably Gorgeous that It Actually Makes Your Heart Skip a Beat” is this duck feather coat:

 (Image from

The exhibit ends this week, so if you haven’t been yet, you’re unlikely to see it.  I did buy the catalogue, though, which I will happily allow you to peruse.


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