Monday, May 16, 2011

Rain, Rain Go Away

So, according to the most recent forecast in NYC, it’s going to rain for all eternity. Or at least until Judgement Day if you believe these crazies

As a result, I’d imagine you’re looking for something to do indoors when you’d much rather be lounging in the park, or sipping tropically flavored cocktails outdoors somewhere by the water. I know that’s what I tend to want to do once May rolls around and starts to hint at the coming summer. 

Well, I know just the perfect thing to cure your rainy day blues. Stop by the Met and check out Savage Beauty, a tribute to the late, great Alexander McQueen. At the very least it will stop your daydreaming about warm weather and sunshine, and have you imaging yourself in his perfectly unique designer frocks. 

The exhibition is put on by the Costume Institute, and runs between now and the end of July. It will be showcasing looks from the very beginning of his career (his post graduate collection in 1992) all the way to his final collection which showed after his death during February 2011. Nearly 100 of his masterpieces will be on display including his signature designs: the bumster trouser, kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat.

Alexander McQueen was truly an iconic fashion designer, who pushed the boundaries of what is beautiful, and tended towards the dark and macabre while still maintaining a splendidly stunning end result. What better way to weather a thunderstorm than pondering the inspiration of the notoriously brooding designer? The Met is open until 9 on Fridays for an after work stop by. Normally I would say to pop up to the roof for a cocktail after viewing, but it will probably be a washout. Check out the official details of the exhibition here

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