A few weekends ago, we went to NYC for my birthday and my husband surprised me with tickets to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was thrilled and we planned to stop by for an hour before dinner. How silly we were. The line to get in was out the door and down the street. We considered waiting but planned on coming back the next morning before we had to head home, which was the final exhibit day.
The next morning we got there an hour early and there were literally several thousand people in line already! And these were all people with tickets. The line went down the block, wrapped around itself several times and continued on into Central Park. And that was just one of the lines- there was a second in the other direction. It was incredible. We sadly did not get to see the show but this just illustrates the desire people have to get up close and personal with the brilliance of Alexander McQueen.
For anyone not familiar, McQueen was a British fashion designer and couturier known for his provocative and controversial collections and runway shows. He had such an amazing, uninhibited artistic expression that took you to another place completely and is such an inspiration to anyone who is an artist of any kind. The colors, textures, shapes, and forms he used were combined in such unique and exciting ways.
I highly encourage you to take a walk through his collection at the Metropolitan Museum via this video- it is well worth the few minutes:
The nice part about watching this is there are no crowds and the curator explains everything beautifully. I wonder where the collection will be taken next…