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-EXCLUSIVE-Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at The Metropolitan Musuem of Art in New York closed on Sunday with record attendance 661,509 visitors. Hopefully it will come to Europe as well, the British fashion environment has started to make a Petition online asking for Alexander McQueen to be shown back home. I have already signed the petition even though I don’t live in London, but a short trip to the UK would be a must, if this exhibition really happens.

In the meanwhile Alexander McQueen has released behind the scenes pictures where each piece was photographed on both a live model and a mannequin to create the unique effect.

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  1. DSWarren

    August 25, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    The UK has a lot to be deservedly be proud of. The events that have and are about to come about put the overdue spotlight all that the UK has given the world and should be held up with pride.

    I also wish to point out that it is because the UK has shared their gifts with the world that only helps the world to recognize the genius that comes from it’s shores. To herald these and nurse the pride of the people should be encouraged. To support measures that hoard those gifts, however, would be a travesty.

    How would we know of the genius of your people if they were to be kept solely in the UK? And would it serve the interests of your country to support measures that would only defeat itself in the long run?

    An issue in particular is that of McQueen and the motion to solely keep his exhibit in the UK. England and the UK have a lot to be proud of in the talent your country has produced. His impact on fashion is immense and his creative vision is powerful. He is our generation’s Dior regarding creativity while respecting and integrating history into his design. His creative volume is in line with that of Picasso.

    During his life, McQueen had conveyed to the media his desire to spread his vision throughout the world, taking his collection to the public via a live streaming broadcast. He mused the concept of showcasing his collections via hologram stations the world after enjoying success with such technology demonstrated in the “Widows of Culloden” presentation. Does this sound like someone who would want his work hoarded only in one place?

    If one of your most treasured subjects maintained the vision of sharing his gifts and talents with the world, would it make sense to support a petition that runs contrary to his vision? Would we not want to honor his legacy by seizing every opportunity to support his desires? A petition to have his exhibit in London is a given. It would do his name proud to have London host his exhibition and give those in the UK a better chance to see yet another reason why they should be proud and to truly appreciate his talent in ways no photo can convey. But he would have wanted to share his gifts with the world.

    The world could benefit tremendously by affording others the chance to see his craft. It would open the eyes of many who, only through seeing directly, could get not only how great he was but what the UK puts forth. It also showcases to the world what talent means in the UK.

    If you wish to support anything, let’s support not only the exhibition to come home but more so to have it travel. Not only would it support the citizen you herald as great, you show the world that your confidence and pride as best conveyed through generosity of spirit instead of supporting ways of withholding the greatness it produces.

  2. DSWarren

    August 25, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    It would be fair at least let those in a culture with a history of democratic support to inform readers that there are two choices regarding the degree of support. Either way, both aim to bring McQueen home (albeit, this one is a bit moore inclusive). All I ask is for the chance to have this as a comment in the article you crafted on your site.

    Here is the link:

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