Friday, August 12, 2011

Savage Beauty: The Final Day

First off I have to apologize for the late post. I had intended to do it earlier in the week however with school wrapping up and the last minute projects being piled on by teachers during my last two weeks of classes; things likes posting had to be put off.

But regardless, it is now that I bring to you my experience of the final day of the Savage Beauty exhibit.

So I left my house around 11 am and arrived at the train station shortly after, where I boarded the New York bound train. The ride lasted about an hour and a half and after a short stop a an H&M ( I couldn't tell you which one it was, just that it was fashion years ahead of the one near me); we got on a bus that took us to the Met.

Now I know we've all read about the recorded breaking lines the we're outside the Met, but I really don't think you can understand unless you were there. When we first arrive which was probably around 2:30 the line was already at lest 3-4 blocks long and growing longer. In all seriousness I had never seen lines so long, and mind you I'm only talking about the line outside the museum.
This picture was probably taken after an hour plus minutes of waiting in line and just before I nearly fainted from the heat. Yes I almost fainted but no worries because after a bottle of water I was back on my feet waiting in the never ending line. After 2+ hours of waiting outside I thought the nightmare was over, only to be met by another one, even more horrible on the inside. Yes, you guessed it! There were more lines! and this time it was a 3 plus hour wait...
 It was torture, there were honestly times I thought i wasn't going to make it. Okay okay I know that sounded a little dramatic, but standing for 5+ hours is no easy task. However I will say this, the exhibit was well worth the wait. I thought they did a great job of showing the many different sides of the late Alexander McQueen while at the same time relating everything back to this theme of romanticism; a theme seen in many of his collections. I know many of you have probably seen it for yourself  or read about it a million times so I won't bore you to death with those details. However one thing I would like to express is how I wish I had seen it earlier or at least more than once. I thought it was a little hard to take it all in with so many people around me but guess that's why they made a book.
 I apologize for the poor picture but if you've seen the cover of the book it's not exactly easy to photograph but it is really cool! Although expensive I'm so glad I purchased it not only because I have an obsession with fashion coffee table books, or because I love the pictures and feel like I can relive my exhibit experience over and over. But I'm glad I got it  because...

I got to meet Anna Wintour! and Andrew Bolton who was the curator of the show, both were extremely sweet. We left the museum around 8 :30 passing by a still extremely long line out and inside the Met. And if you do the math we actually spent around 7 hours just at the Met but they were 7 hours well spent! Definitely a day I wont forget.


Jules said...

just wanna ssay you have a gorgeous blog + layout!! stunnerrr!



Mileide Almeida said...

very cool!!

Lucija said...

OMG, I can't believe you met Anna Wintour!
You must be so happy to see the exhibit!


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