Friday, July 29, 2011

Early Morning at the Met with McQueen

I have the day off, so I thought I'd take advantage of the members-only early admission to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Alexander McQueen exhibit. I've tried to get in twice this summer, but it's always been jam-packed. The thought of a calmer, less crowded view of the designer's work appealed to me. Alas, this member-only entrance had us packed in like sardines. Next time, I'll sleep in and see the premier exhibitions with the riff-raff.

Crowds notwithstanding, the displays were incredible. Here are a few pictures taken (without flash) before the guard said "no photos" (as flashes were going off all around me).


Anonymous said...

Back in 1983 or 1984 I was privileged to see the Diana Vreeland
La Belle Epoque exhibit at the Metropolitan.,9171,923281,00.html I will never forget the beauty of flawless clothes and the way they were presented. The one gown that stood out was a Worth ballgown of midnight blue or black velvet. Awesome!
I remember reading a Diana Vreeland book describing how many fittings women went through for these creations, sometimes as many as five. How her maid was always directed to polish even the bottom of her shoes. These were some high maintenance broads, Eh?

MaryB said...

I never miss the fashion/costume exhibitions at the Met. They do the best job of lighting and display. Always phenomenal. I've seen several based on the clothes of NYC's society chicks - yes, they were/are high maintenance.

Joy Des Jardins said...

These pics are very cool...I love them Mary.

MaryB said...

Thanks, Joy!