Sunday, July 31, 2011

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN EXHIBIT IS A RECORD

I knew it was a phenomenon when the queue waiting to get into the Alexander McQueen Exhibit spanned several roomfuls of exhibits at the Met Museum.  I used to go to the Met weekly when I lived in NYC, and had occasionally seen crowded special exhibits.  But this was something else.

"Savage Beauty", according to the Met, is expected to log a record attendance level since it began tracking 50 years ago.

Alexander McQueen Exhibit, "Savage Beauty"
Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alexander McQueen Exhibit,  "Savage Beauty"
Source:  Metropolitan Museum of Art


Alexander McQueen, "Savage Beauty" Exhibit
Source:  Metropolitan Museum of Art


Alexander McQueen, "Savage Beauty" Exhibit
Source:  Getty Images
What made McQueen so much more than a designer.  These weren't just clothes.  These were figments of a highly original imagination fueled by history, literature, the arts ... We loved him for it, and miss his impact on Fashion dearly.

I must say, I enjoyed standing in the queue.  It was one of the best-dressed queues I've seen in a while!  It  was fun talking to fellow visitors, many of whom were in the artistic fields:  graphic designers, art consultants, fashion designers, and more.  And also, it was wonderful to see all these people populating the Met.  Most visitors ended up wandering around the rest of the magnificent exhibits even after the visual overload that was Savage Beauty.  The surrounding exhibits served as palate cleansers, preparing for the upcoming stimuli in the adjoining galleries.

You can see my previous post on Alexander McQueen and his exhibit here ==>  More Museum Fashion,

Sunday, July 17, 2011

MORE RESORT 2012 LOOKS

Resort collections really are so much fun.  Here are just some of the looks I would love to wear this season.  (All photos from harpersbazaar.com)


For going about town during the day:

Chloe

Chris Benz

Erdem

For meeting up with friends over drinks or dinner:

Philip Lim
Alexander McQueen

Finally, for an event:

Givenchy

Salvatore Ferragamo
Everything looks so easy and breezy.  In fact, the McQueen get-up is the most complicated looking with the layers and accessories.

All photos from harpersbazaar.com

Saturday, July 9, 2011

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE ON THE STREET

Perhaps my favorite Street Style season is during Paris Haute Couture week.  How can one not be inspired by anything amidst the Eiffel Tower and the city of Love?


All photos from Elle.com


I just love the simplicity but utter put-togetherness of the yellow pants look below.


This white dress is all girly-frilly but looks grown up with the gorgeous coral clutch.



The lovely Ms. Hanneli Mustaparta always looks beautiful.  Even a floral bohemian maxi can't make her look dowdy.




This lady must really love flowers.  They are everywhere, and in 3D!




Thanks to Elle.com for the street coverage!


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