Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

I recently attended the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition at the MET in NYC.
It was breathtaking. The wait was only about 30 minutes. While in line I saw Marianne Jean-Baptiste from Without a Trace and Khalil Kain (Darnell from Girlfriends and in the movie, For Colored Girls). The MET was popping with celebrities and just regular folk wanting to see McQueen’s iconic collections
Dress: ASOS
Jacket: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Thrifted from Housing Works
This was the outfit I wore to the exhibit. Three very cute elderly ladies stopped me midway through the exhibit to tell me how they loved my shoes and asked how I walked in them. They are platforms so I just explained it really only feels like I’m walking in 1 inch shoes and they are very comfortable. It was quite funny. Here I am amongst these fascinating pieces and they wanted to know about how I’m walking in my Steve Madden Platforms lol.
The exhibit was breathtaking. I have never seen such elaborate out of this world artistic to the maximum designs. McQueen was truly a genius. His works were so original, so beautiful, so dark and fantastical. The exhibit had everyone speechless or bursting into words like
“Whoa, Wow, my goodness, this is amazing, this is stunning, how’d he do that?”
Here are a few photos courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Check out a video on the ExhibitHERE!
This dress was definitely my favorite of the exhibition.
Firstly, let me tell you the photos do this exhibit no justice. There is ethereal music playing for each collection. There are lighting changes, interactive movies and runway shows, hologram videos and actual hidden fans blowing the billowing garments. It was truly stunning and an amazing experience I will never forget.
I loved McQueens use of weird materials (well atleast weird to me) such as horse hair in skirts and blazers, taxidermy crocodile heads as large shoulder pads and the use of shells and duck feathers.
Some of the pieces look down right unwearable but just gorgeous pieces of art that also can be worn…by the daring such as Lady Gaga who dedicated the song “Fashion of his Love” to McQueen.
I attended this event with a few of the members from the NYC Fashion Bloggers Meetup Group.
 After the exhibit we went up to the The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden and had a drink surrounded by the best view I’ve seen of NYC in a while.
If you are in the New York area and you love fashion this show is a must see! It is so popular it has been extended until August 7th. Its by donation only so practically free! You must get yourself over to the MET and see the 100+ pieces of McQueen’s iconic designs.
For those who have been to the exhibit what did you like most?
For thos who havent..what do you think of McQueen’s designs?


  1. June 6, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    Love what you’re wearing! I don’t think i would have made it in there! the guards would be chasing me for one of those pieces I tell yah! LOL i love me some Alexander McQueen the guy is a genius!! xoxo ty

  2. June 6, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    WOW!!! You look stunning! I love your dress, shoes, jacket, necklace…just everything!!!


  3. June 6, 2011 / 11:45 pm


    great dress dear :)*

  4. June 7, 2011 / 12:10 am

    Monroe…that dress looks so gorgeous on you….DEfinitely ur one amazing stylish lady…LOVE LOVE everything …

  5. June 7, 2011 / 2:41 am

    U l@@k AmAzing!
    I “HEART” AM!
    looks like you had a blast!

    im also diggin’ that lipstick!

  6. June 7, 2011 / 8:54 am

    I wish one day I get the chance to be close to A. McQueen´s work of art.
    You look lovely, Monroe.

  7. June 7, 2011 / 9:17 am

    Gorgeous look!Love the dress and the shoes!xoxo

  8. June 7, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    I would love to see that exhibit, looks and sounds amazing. Love your dress and the shoes.

  9. June 7, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    These photos are amazing! I will have to take a trip to the museum ASAP! That was such a cute story about the Steve Maddens, too – how ironic!

    sorelle in style

  10. June 7, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    This sounds like the perfect way to spend a day. I would absolutely love to see the Savage Beauty exhibit and how neat that you saw Darnell (what a hunk!) You look fab in your animal print and aren’t little old ladies the sweetest!

  11. June 7, 2011 / 5:16 pm

    wow how amazing! and that dress is fab

  12. June 7, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    How cool!! You look great of course and how amazing to see McQueen’s designs!

  13. June 8, 2011 / 12:37 am

    I agree the McQueen exhibit was one of the best fashion exhibits I have ever seen! I wanted to get everything in the gift shop but only walked out with one of each of the postcards 😛
    One of these I’ll make it out to a blogger meetup, I keep getting notifications every day from the group xP

  14. Bambisarmoire
    June 8, 2011 / 2:21 am

    Hi lovely! Just popping in to say hello! I am dying to see this exhibit! Maybe on my next trip to NYC we can hook up 😉 U looked amazing!



  15. June 9, 2011 / 4:44 am

    I’m so far from NYC but it doesn’t even matter when you post a picture in that superb outfit. The dress is smashing! Loves it and the way you styled it. POTUS rocked the same color combo around Easter and I still can’t get enough. Thanks for giving me more 🙂

  16. June 12, 2011 / 12:02 am

    Heyyy! haha I look awful :/ But yes the exhibit was AMAZING! I must go back when it’s not so crowded and fully enjoy the experience 🙂

  17. July 4, 2011 / 3:32 pm

    I went there on Saturday, But decided to postpone until next saturday… I love your blog Monroe, and trying to get to your group meeting. Hoping I make the group and become a member 🙂

    Please follow my blog

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