The Tom & Lorenzo Archives: 2006 -2011

Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty

Flower box.

Darlings, we've been sitting on this one for days. Why, we don't know, because it's stunning and the bitter kittens are always up for a heaping helpful of that.

Fall 2006


Vogue, May 2011 issue: "Alexander The Great"
Photographed by Steven Meisel
Styled by Grace Coddington.

This editorial highlights looks from the upcoming retrospective of Alexander McQueen's career, titled “Savage Beauty,” at The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

"The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate 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. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion's vanguard."

Frankly, we've got nothing to add. The work stands on its own without our - or any, really - commentary. Enjoy the gorgeous, darlings.

Spring 2011


Spring 1999


Spring 2007


Spring 2005


Spring 2001


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