A First Look At The Met's Prada/Schiaparelli Show

Two months before the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute show dedicated to Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada opens, the New Yorker's Judith Thurman has a lengthy story about the show. It appears Thurman didn't get to speak to Prada for the piece, but she did interview the curators. And perhaps best of… » 3/19/12 7:00pm 3/19/12 7:00pm

How Much Did The Met Make Off The Alexander McQueen Show?

The "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art closed on Sunday having drawn over 650,000 visitors, and in the process, becoming one of the ten most popular shows in the museum's 141-year history. Measured in attendance, McQueen is now up there with Tutankhamun, the Mona Lisa, and Picasso.… » 8/09/11 4:20pm 8/09/11 4:20pm

Met Manages To Not Fuck Up McQueen

"I want to empower women," said the late fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen. "I want people to be afraid of the women I dress." The first major museum show dedicated solely to McQueen, "Savage Beauty," has just opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. As an introduction to his work and his mind, it almost… » 5/05/11 7:10pm 5/05/11 7:10pm

Ghaddafi Wants The Met To Showcase His "Breathtaking Sartorial…

Someone named Zainab Bint Abu Talib, an aide at the Libyan ministry of cultural affairs, wrote a letter to the New York Times and the Metropolitan Museum of Art offering up — or, rather, totally assuming the aforementioned parties' interest in — "a retrospective in 2013 of Colonel Ghaddafi's four decades of superior… » 4/26/11 12:52pm 4/26/11 12:52pm