May 11, 2011

Bergdorf Fifth Avenue Windows: Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty

Pin It now! Bergdorf's window are showcasing items (on loan) from Alexander McQueen's archives in London.  The windows are complimenting the Met's Alexander McQueen exhibition.

From the Bergdorf blog: "We designed these windows after spending several weeks researching the work of Alexander McQueen. We looked at every runway look from the past 12 years, as well as viewed videos of all his shows. In doing so, we uncovered the sensibility unique to Alexander McQueen: Gothic elements, love of nature, iconoclasm, unusual shapes, clothing-as-armour, rigorous tailoring, striking use of materials, exquisite craftsmanship. Among other revelations, we found that in McQueen there is seriousness of purpose with many parallels to contemporary British art."

I love how edgy he and his designs were.  Obviously it takes a little skill to take photos of store windows without the terrible glare of the glass reflections.  If you want more fabulous photos of the windows, you should also go to Bergdorf's blog.

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