There are very few times in life in which one is privileged enough to experience something truly emotional and touching. In our latest excursion to the big apple we were among those privileged individuals as we stepped foot into the grounds of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As we awaited in the impossibly long line to enter, a greater sense of awareness and anticipation arose in us; a feeling that was greater accentuated by the diversity of people, ages, races that were present also waiting to see the work of one of the greatest modern designers. As we entered, no photos or video were allowed, so it was up to our senses to consume the entire experience and not rely on any technological device for help. It was all very dream-like, with dark walls and floors that caused the exhibits to almost jump out at you. The walls were covered with quotes of McQueen and the exhibits seemed to have his presence. It felt like walking through McQueen's mind, as if one could see his thoughts and feel the emotion being conveyed.
Each exhibit seemed to last forever, that is until we were pushed by the sea of people that forced us to keep moving.Each piece was so indescribably innovative and detailed that it made one believe the pieces on display were beyond fashion and clothes. This was truly the work of a genius craftsmen. One defining factor that made this a truly unique experience was that all of McQueen's work was on display not by seasons or what was trending but all of his work joined as one. Seeing the entirety of McQueen's work and allowing it to wash over you, bringing about a new appreciation of McQueen's creativity. The most lasting image came in the form of a hologram of Kate Moss wearing one of McQueen's dresses. It was so melodic, it was a light white vision against the dark, black surrounding area, it was so beautiful-- it was music to our eyes.
By Neifa Cosenza - Creative Director