The Root Recommends: 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty'

A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art immortalizes the late British fashion designer.

The Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is immortalized in a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" commemorates McQueen's career and incomparable designs by displaying five of his monumental costume collections.

The exhibition, which has had more than 180,000 visitors since its May 4 opening, boasts five thematic fashion collections that extend from 1992 to McQueen's first posthumous compilation in 2010. The exhibit opened two days after its curator, Andrew Bolton, released a similarly named book recounting the legacy of the designer's career.

"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" runs until Aug. 7 in the Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall.

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