Alexander McQueen spine corset Savage Beauty at the Met

“Spine” Corset
Untitled, spring/summer 1998
Aluminum and black leather
Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce

This is just one of the many gorgeous pieces by Alexander McQueen featured in the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, titled Savage Beauty.  Curated by Andrew Bolton, the exhibit takes you through the periods of McQueen’s work and his inspirations in spaces decorated to accompany the fashion.

“I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things.”
—Alexander McQueen Harper’s Bazaar, April 2007

 

May 4–August 7, 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

View more details about the show and gallery at the Met’s website.

[spotted by Angela]