Met Ball 2011: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

by - Wednesday, May 04, 2011

MONDAY night's Met Ball launched the first retrospective of the career of a design maverick - Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. The night was an Honourable night for the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. The exhibit featured100 garments and 70 accessories from the McQueen archives as well as private collections, traces the designer's work from his post-graduate collection in 1992. 

The event turned out many high profile people including: décor. Gisele Bündchen and husband Tom Brady, Livia and Colin Firth (who was the event's co-chair), Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha, Anna Dello Russo, Rihanna, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Williams, Raquel Zimmermann, Salma Hayek, Renee Zellweger, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham, Jourdan Dunn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Beyoncé, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Thakoon Panichgul and Alexander Wang turned out alongside close friends of the designer including Daphne Guinness, Sarah Jessica Parker and Philip Treacy.

The night was very glamours with outfits head toe from Alexander McQueen to Vivenne Westwood. Vogue's own Anna Wintour was the host for the evening featuring in an colourful dress from Chanel's Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

The collection is very costume. The exhibition turns McQueen's collection into a peice of working art, the exhibition will be open in a couple of days time. The theme of the Met Gala ball is very natural with the red carpet along with trees, flowers in tubs, its a natural environment for McQueen's breathtaking work.

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