The late designer will get the ultimate tribute this spring when he’s honored with a retrospective at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will chronicle his unforgettable visions, which ranged from the macabre to the sublime, and spanned everything in between. The expansive show will focus both on McQueen‘s technical expertise and his inimitable skills as a showman, beginning with his Saint Martins’ graduation show to his celestial swan song in a gilded salon.
Drawing from the house archives, his work at Givenchy, as well as the personal collections of longtime supporters such as Daphne Guinness and Isabella Blow, the show promises an awe-inspiring look at some of fashion’s most seminal moments: mechanized dresses, capsized princesses, re-incarnated witches, wind tunnels, insane asylums, Joan of Arc, killer clowns.
The exhibit will be unveiled with one of fashion’s greatest bashes, the annual Met Gala on May 2, which will undoubtedly call for one of the most spectacular and emotional red carpets in a long time.