The odd thing is that sometimes, fashion can tell the future. Two skewed examples: the Harper's Bazaar cover with Paris Hilton dressed as a jailbird, and this McQueen spread from V Magazine, which seems like a spooky last homage to McQueen's patron, Isabella Blow. Besides the fact that the story's called Long Live McQueen, it also features the models in various death-masks, and a quote from the designer that "it was all about decay... I used flowers because they die." As new details surface about Blow's untimely death ("new" = details everyone in the industry already knew, but wouldn't share), the whole spread becomes a little creepy, no?
Next Year's Alexander McQueen Retrospective at The Met Will Be Amazing
This Spring, Alexander McQueen’s life work will be in full bloom at the Metropolitan Museum, where the Costume Institute is celebrating the late designer’s career with a retrospective. It sounds beyond amazing. Called Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the exhibition will be on view from May 4 through July 31, 2011 and will encompass all of his work, from his Central Saint Martins postgrad collection in 1992 to his final runway presentation this past February. The exhibition begins two days after the Costume Institute Gala Benefit, and here are the deets we have on that: Honorary Chairs are François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek, and the Co-Chairs will be Colin Firth, Stella McCartney, and Anna Wintour. Expect lots of McQueen. As for the exhibition--the Costume Institute is not just throwing a range of dresses onto mannequins and calling it a day. The thoughtful retrospective will feature around 100 examples of McQueen’s work from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, the Givenchy Archive in Paris and private collections.