Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Where Do We Go From Here...

The time has finally arrived. Thanks to the "Savage Beauty" exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, on Wednesday, May 4th those of us not part of the Hollywood-fast-track-I-have-friends-in-low-places-look-at-us-we're-beautiful scene can witness greatness. 

I must admit, last week when Catherine Middleton married Prince William I was not amongst the throng setting their American alarm clocks for 4:00 a.m. in preparation for the nuptials. Truly, the only interest I had was (1) who designed the gown and (2) what would it look like.

At 7:00 a.m. I rolled over and turned on the news. I was rewarded beyond my dreams when I learned none other than Sarah Burton from the House of Alexander McQueen was the chosen one...and she did him proud. The gown was stunning and I was once again in awe of what this young woman has accomplished in the face of such devastating sadness.

I remember when Vogue introduced us to Sarah Burton as the new creative director for Alexander McQueen less than four months after his death. Despite working alongside him for 14 years, all I could think was, "Holy Smokes! Lady, you've got some BIG shoes to fill."

I don't know if it was because we were born the same year (1969) or because he was pushing the fashion boundaries into such amazing art one could not help be amazed. But I was deeply saddened when Lee Alexander McQueen took his own life. Genius barely scratches the surface of this visionary...I mean, c'mon folks...just take a look:

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Incidentally...I really want this one. I have absolutely no idea where I could ever wear it, but I really want it.

At some point before the exhibit ends on July 31 I will make it to The City (yes, I have capitalized it...after getting to spend time there last month I have deemed it capital-worthy) to view this greatness. And my dear friend, David, if you get there before me...think of me...and share every moment with the rest of us. For it is only in appreciating greatness that we can ever aspire to the same.


  1. OK, I like the purple/green/mossy contraption--it looks like someone took a walk in a shady, English garden and all the flora and fauna stuck to her as she strolled along. I also like the white, foofy dress for its figure fault hiding abilities. xxBliss

  2. ooh, that would be so exciting to go and see the exhibit in person! Have a wonderful experience!

  3. I can't wait to see this exhibit...the bergdorf windows were so amazing as well as Saks..tribute to a very talented man gone way too soon. love the dress with the flowers all over it..can't wait to see in person!

  4. That first photo is incredible! And everybody needs a gold feather jacket, yes?

  5. I'm no fashionista but I hope you make it to the exhibit Beth.
    I echo L "Have a wonderful experience!"


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