Remembering Lee Alexander McQueen this week.
Born March 17, 1969, he would have been 46 this week. Exquisite, thrilling, grotesque, and never, ever, ever dull - his work continues to mesmerize and invoke emotion.
Savage Beauty, a posthumous exhibit of McQueen's work debuted at the Museum of Metropolitan Art in New York in 2011. It traveled to London's Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015, thanks to a Change.org petition. It was their most popular exhibit on record. The video above is an overview of the exhibit. Below, more detail about the man and his work.
In his own words:
I relate more to that cold, austere asceticism of the Flemish masters, and I also love the macabre thing you see in Tudor and Jacobean portraiture.
This here is a celebration at the intersection of