Alexander McQueen, “Oyster” Dress, Irere, spring/summer 2003
This exhibition - just… wow. Go see it. As soon as possible. It’s beautiful, chilling, and likely to be packed full of people until the second it closes (the Met announced via Facebook that in less than a week, more than 43,000 people had visited the exhibit. Forty three thousand.).
But seriously - I’ve seldom been more impressed by an exhibition of anything, anywhere, both in content and in execution. I liked the organization of the pieces into different strains of romanticism (even if the NYTimes didn’t), I loved the decision to play videos of his runway shows, and I LOVED the exhibition space.
I can’t wait to get my poster framed and hung as soon as possible.