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My Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibit Visit

When I found out I was going to New York for Full Figured Fashion Week, I knew I had to head over to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I’ve always been an admirer of Alexander McQueen, his vision, and talent. His death was a loss for the the fashion world. I loved his work, but didn’t know much about him personally. That’s why I made sure to attend the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit.

As the line wrapped around the museum, I couldn’t help but wonder what the exhibit would be like. From the minute I walked in, I was in awe. Seriously, his designs were so unique and captured every bit of what made him an amazing fashion designer. I made sure to purchase the museum’s audio tour ($7), which allowed me to hear narrated pieces by those who knew him, worked with him, and wore his designs. This also gave me insight into the concept of his many different collections.

Every single piece in every room was eye candy, including his shoes and accessories. I learned so much about him from the beginning of his career right down to his last collection. He wasn’t afraid of fashion and I think that’s what I appreciated most about him.

If you’re in the New York City area, I would definitely recommend visiting The Met and waiting in the long line to view his work. The general admission ticket is only $20 and it allows you to visit the entire museum, including this exhibit which runs from now until August 7, 2011.

Have you been to this exhibit? What was your impression?

Sorry, but we weren’t allowed to take photos or video. I found these images on the museum web site. Please note that all images below are property of  The Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I do not claim to have taken these images. You can find them here. 

The Romantic Mind
The Romantic Gothic and Cabinet of Curiousities
Romantic Nationalism
Romantic Exoticism
Romantic Primitivism
Romantic Naturalism

Sneak Peek: About Face

On April 9th, I had the honor of attending the opening reception of the About Face: A New Perspective on Photographic Portraiture exhibit, here in Los Angeles. As part of the Miracle Mile Art Walk, the exhibit featured the work of World Renowned Fashion Photographer Wahb Mabkhout. As one of the nine artists, Wahb decided to photograph eight plus size models. I’m not going to go into too much detail here, but I will tell you it was beautiful and inspiring. You can read the full recap in the May 2011 issue of Plus Model Magazine on May 1st. I just wanted to give you a sneak peek with a few photos I took.

If you live in the Los Angeles Area, you can visit the exhibit at 
The exhibit is open until May 10.