Food In Fashion: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

This isn’t necessarily food, but it is definitely a by product of it. What amazes me the most about this dress is that the shells are extremely delicate.

This is a picture of Razor Clams that have been blanched in water for 10 sec.

 The process of removing the clams from the shell is a very delicate one, because the shells are very brittle and will break easily. It is astonishing how Alexander McQueen managed to strip and then varnish these shells..not to mention actually turning the shells into a dress. I give the man much credit and respect.. He truly was/is amazing.

Today is the last day the exhibit will be showing at the MET and possibly anywhere for a while being that there has not been any indication that there will be a show anywhere else. If you have the time, I strongly recommend seeing this. I would get there as early as possible and be prepared to wait. But it is well worth it, To see these pieces up close, to be able to read where his inspiration comes from, and to know that everything was made with such care and passion is amazing.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty  will be showing until midnight today August 7th 2011 at the:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
Phone: 212-535-7710 (TTY: 212-650-2921)

You can see parts of the exhibit on this site as well. (which is were the pic. of the dress came from.) But pictures do not do his creations justice, especially if there is an opportunity to see them in person.


8 responses to “Food In Fashion: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

  1. I will not make it to the McQueen exhibit but this gown is astonishing. I would tell people that the Metropolitan Museum is one of the most amazing places I have been. The Roman and Egyptian rooms are mind blowing

    • The Metropolitan Museum Is definitely one of the most amazing places I have been as well. Have you had the chance to go onto the roof yet? The site is amazing, to see central park amidst the city is very surreal.

  2. I love reading your blogs! Lol This one is especially cool. I have never had the opportunity to visit the MET but I hope someday I can. P.s. you should do a blog about visiting and dinning in New York, I want to come and to know where to go from someone who has seen it rather than a website would be great.

    • Hello Heather
      Thanks! I wish you could have seen the exhibit, his work is really out of this world. When you do have the time to visit the MET you will love it. Thanks for the tip. This blog is still very young, I definitely plan on dining and sharing my experiences, as well as documenting different places I come across. However it will all revolve around food 🙂 I will do my best to point you to all the right places. But remember one of the greatest things about traveling, is getting lost and finding your own way!

  3. Carolina Montesino

    I love your post. I feel like you have a great understanding of the creative worlds we both are in (yours being food and mine being fashion). We get our inspirations not specifically from food or fabrics, there all around us. We just need to have the passion and love to create something spectacular, there is no other secret ingredient than that.

    • Carolina,
      Thank you very much, I believe like many artists that inspiration comes from everywhere and isn’t just isolated into your specific genre. You are very right about that.. with inspiration all around us..who needs a secret ingredient! 🙂 thanks for the comment.

  4. What an idea for a dress!! Very beautiful, as all McQueen’s creations…!

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