RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 687693871 LA English T1 Alexander McQueen : savage beauty A1 Bolton, Andrew,, McQueen, Alexander,, Frankel, Susannah., Blanks, Tim., Sundsbø, Sølve., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), PB Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Distributed by Yale University Press PP New York; New Haven, Conn. YR 2011 SN 0300169787 9780300169782 1588394123 9781588394125 AB "The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his 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. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion's vanguard."--MMA website.