Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sundays at the Met

Ensemble, Its a Jungle Out There, autumn/winter 1997-98
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø/Art + Commerce

For any of you lovelies so inclined, this Sunday, June 19, is the Sundays at the Met series that will feature the lecture "Alexander McQueen: Art, Beauty, and the Unique Body." It will be led by Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, and Aimee Mullins, a former model for McQueen. It's free with museum admission but go early, the McQueen exhibit has proven so popular, this lecture could end up being standing room only.

Dress, VOSS, spring/summer 2001
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph © Sølve Sundsbø/Art + Commerce

June 19, 3:00-4:30PM
"Alexander McQueen: Art, Beauty, and the Unique Body"
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York NY 10028


sacramento said...

Absolutely stunning, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, so much beauty.

Adrienne said...

I wish I lived in NYC. This would be a fantastic exhibit to see.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you make me want to get on a plane and camp out for several months. These museum announcements are like candy!

jill815 said...

Hi Sacramento, isn't that jacket with the horns on the shoulders just wild? I would like to see the inside seams to get a sense of what is holding them in place. The red bodice of the feathered dress is made up of medical slides painted red and used as paillettes.

jill815 said...

Hi Adrienne, I wish you were here too, I need to see this exhibit again and if I have to stand in a huge line, I'd like to go with someone fun!

jill815 said...

Hi Terri, I was out of the museum loop for so long because of having children and being in the mommy trenches. It's wonderful to be going again, reminding me of an aspect of New York I've loved since I moved here.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You have a wealth of museum opportunities in NY and this would be a fabulous exhibit. The red dress is amazing with the "medical slides"... what a creative spirit!


sacramento said...

I am as lost as you are in twitter. I just want to be there, but I do not let it rule my life or have it on my phone, hehhehe.
I am more of a facebook fan. Are you on facebook???

jill815 said...

Hi Genie, the fashion exhibits at the NYC museums have been especially fine in the past year. As for the red medical slides used as paillettes, the more I read about McQueen, the more I understand how fearless he was in the use of all kinds of crazy materials. I admire him for it.

jill815 said...

Hi again Sacramento, I will be trying to get the hang of Twitter for a long time! I can see why it's addictive though. It's fun! I am not on Facebook yet, I hope to be sometime soon.