Friday, May 6, 2011

McQueen Masks

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Alexander McQueen once said "Life to me is a bit of a [Brothers] Grimm fairy tale" and a gothic fairy tale was what came to mind when I toured the retrospective of McQueen's work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art  on Monday.

Intensifying this dark mood are the unusual masks fitted to many of the mannequins on display. Constructed out of linen, leather, lace and a variety of other materials, these masks custom made by artist Guido add a haunting and ghostly aura to the show.

Mask by Guido for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Met
Mask by Guido for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition is now open to the public at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and runs until July 31, 2011. In my review for Fashion Projects, I explain why this exhibition is cutting edge in presentation of fashion as art. To read that review, visit Fashion Projects at or click here. (Ingrid Mida) 06 May, 2011

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