According to the Met’s press release, the gallery will be divided into five showcases of recurring themes :
“The Savage Mind” which will examine his subversion of traditional tailoring and dressmaking practices through displacement and deconstruction.
“Romantic Gothic” will highlight McQueen’s narrative approach to fashion and illuminate his engagement with Romantic literary traditions such as death, decay, and darkness. It will also reveal the main characters of his collections, including femme fatales and anti-heroes such as pirates and highwaymen.
“Romantic Nationalism” will look at McQueen’s fascination with the distant past.
“Romantic Exoticism” will examine his focus on distant places.
“Romantic Primitivism” will explore McQueen’s engagement with the ideal of the “noble savage”
One way to wear this stylish pattern is to wear a romper. Rompers are VERY popular this season, and are extremely comfortable. Rompers can be worn day or night with boots, flats, and even sandals…but try not to over do it with the accessories.
Atelier Versace’s lookbook always wows, and the spring 2011 season is certainly no exception to the rule with Versace girl Abbey Lee Kershaw posing for thirty-two images featuring jaw dropping gowns. With spring colors ranging from soft lilac to royal blues, draping silk chiffon and crystal embordery take over feminine silhouettes for one immaculate display of glamour and elegance.