Friday Art: Savage Beauty

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/about/#sthash.2G93kDjn.dpuf
The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/about/#sthash.2G93kDjn.dpuf
The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/about/#sthash.2G93kDjn.dpuf
The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/about/#sthash.2G93kDjn.dpuf
The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/about/#sthash.2G93kDjn.dpuf
The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/about/#sthash.2G93kDjn.dpuf
The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrated the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/about/#sthash.2G93kDjn.dpuf
, 1969–2010). Dress, autumn/winter 2010–11. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/#sthash.Xrs8jnnp.dpuf
AW 2010/2011  
 
 
Здравейте, читатели!
Както вече се убедихте, модата в днешни дни си е проправила път и до едно от местата, характерни за изкуството - музея  (за повече информация прочетете предишния пост от рубриката "Friday Art")
Пример за това е изложбата Savage Beauty на Alexander McQueen, състояща се в музея Metropolitan Museum of Art в Ню Йорк. Това е ретроспективна изложба, съдържаща над сто от най-известните творения на дизайнера.
Творчеството на McQueen е известно преди всичко със съчетаването на контрастни елементи и материи, събуждащи противоречиви емоции у публиката.
 
За да се убедите в това, реших да споделя с вас част от работата на дизайнера, селектирана за изложбата Savage Beauty.
 
 
Hello, guys! 
 
As you've seen in the latest "Friday Art" post fashion nowadays has also concord the museum - the place for art performance.
One example for that is the retrospective exhibition Savage Beauty of Alexander McQueen, which use to take place in Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It showcases his work and features one hundred ensambles and seventy accessories from his nineteen-year careeer. Bolton says about McQueen on the eve of Savage Beauty's opening: "The  power of McQueen’s work lies in the frisson and contrast of complete opposites. He was a very emotional designer and the rawness of his emotions was often reflected in his clothing."
As you will see in the next photos Bolton has right.
 
I would like to show you some of the selected objects for the exhibition, which I find especially inspiring. 
Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010). Dress, autumn/winter 2010–11. Courtesy of Alexander McQueen. Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/#sthash.Xrs8jnnp.dpuf
 
 
Sarabande SS 2007
 
Тази приказна рокля носи името  Sarabande  и е едно от най-добрите произведения на дизайнера. Интересната комбинация на копринена органза и цветя пленява публиката с неповторимост и загадъчност.
 
This fairy tail-dress wears the name Sarabande and is one of the best Alexander McQueen's pieces. The combination of nude silk organza and silk and fresh flowers makes it look special and powerful. 
 
Remember Sam Taylor-Wood’s dying fruit? Things rot. . . . I used flowers because they die. My mood was darkly romantic at the time.” - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/dress-sarabande/#sthash.V1Pu5VXm.dpuf
Highland Rape, AW 1995/96
 
Тази рокля се нарича Highland Rape и е част от есенно/зимната колекция на дизайнера през 1995/96. Тук отново ставаме свидетели на микс от цветове и материи. Комбинацията от земни цветове и памук и коприна придава на роклята специална и деликатна нотка като същевременно шокира публиката със своето нетрадиционно излъчване. Със създаването на  Highland Rape дантелата се превръща в характерния за дизайнера подпис.
 
 
This dress called Highland Rape is from the McQueen's autumn/winter collection 1995/96. The mix of earth colors and materials like cotton and lace makes it appear special and delicate, but  in the same time also quite shocking to the public. With this dress becomes lace a signature of the designer. 
 
Plato's Atlantis SS 2010
 
Plato's Atlantis е рокля в сива вълна и коприна в комбинация с принт, събуждащ асоциации за морското дъно. Представянето на необичайното трио е според много модни критици причината за определението на роклята като "хибрид".
 
Plato's Atlantis is a dress of gray wool and silk knit printed in jellyfish pattern. This  is the model, which many fashion critics define as "hybrid" because of the fabric, cut and all the layers.  

Andrew Bolton: This particular dress came from a collection called VOSS, which was all about beauty. And I think one of McQueen’s greatest legacies was how he would challenge normative conventions of beauty and challenge your expectations of beauty—what we mean by beauty. This particular one is made out of ostrich feathers dyed red. And the glass slides are actually microscope slides that have been painted red to give the idea of blood underneath. And there’s a wonderful quote in association with this dress, where he talks about how there’s blood beneath every layer of skin. And it’s an incredible, again, very powerful, powerful piece. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/dress-voss-3/#sthash.A0PM98MM.dpuf
Andrew Bolton: This particular dress came from a collection called VOSS, which was all about beauty. And I think one of McQueen’s greatest legacies was how he would challenge normative conventions of beauty and challenge your expectations of beauty—what we mean by beauty. This particular one is made out of ostrich feathers dyed red. And the glass slides are actually microscope slides that have been painted red to give the idea of blood underneath. And there’s a wonderful quote in association with this dress, where he talks about how there’s blood beneath every layer of skin. And it’s an incredible, again, very powerful, powerful piece. - See more at: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/dress-voss-3/#sthash.A0PM98MM.dpuf
 Dress No 13, SS 1999
 
Дойде време да ви представя и своя личен фаворит от пролетно/лятната колекция на 1999. В едно от своите ревюта McQueen решава да утвърди ролята си на пърформанс артист, напръсквайки със спрей бялата рокля на модел в най-различни цветове. Резултатът е наречен "Рокля No 13"
 Мнозина модни критици определят този ключов момент като един от най-запомнящите се в цялото творчество на дизайнера.
 
My personal favorite is Dress No 13. For the production of this dress assumes McQueen the role of performance artist. In one of his runway shows turns white cotton dress into something really powerful by spray-painting with different colors. The most fashion critics define the creation of this dress as one of the most memorable moments of the designer's shows.
 
Photographer:
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Sølve Sundsbø
 
 Sources:  
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dazed
    
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