Sunday, July 10, 2011

head to toe

two weeks ago, i finally made it to the Alexander McQueen show at the MET.
it was as stunning as everyone has said and i am still absorbing all that i saw.

i loved the 'curiosities' room, cabinets full of imaginative and provocative headpieces, footwear and jewelry in addition to all the intricately executed apparel.

the red butterfly hat was amazing. it was created by Philip Treacy for McQueen in a tribute to the iconic magazine editor Isabella Blow, who discovered both designers.

Butterfly Hat by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen 2008
history and photo from

the plain canvas dress spattered with paint from two 'robots' was also awesome to me.

the armadillo boot made everybody in the room smile - resin and paillettes tell the story! so does Gaga!

'jellyfish armadillo' boot, plato's atlantis, spring/summer 2010
alexander mcqueen, 1969-2010
courtesy of alexander mcqueen; photograph copyright Solve Sundsbo/Art&Commerce
Postcard copyright 2011 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

at the end of the day, i am more ballerina flats speed myself, granted the printed floral hearts are a far cry from the dried flowers hand sewn to a McQueen gown!

and i am happy to have just read that flats for evening are in for fall!   check out what the pros have to say on i have my eye on the black ones by Chloe with t straps and crystal bows!

all hail McQueen but long live the ballerina flat!

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