McQueen Exhibit Breaks Viewing Records

on June 01 2011 9:58 AM
Visitors look through a glass display case at creations by the late British designer Alexander McQueen during a preview at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Visitors look through a glass display case at creations by the late British designer Alexander McQueen during a preview at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 2, 2011. Reuters

The Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit broke Metropolitan Museum of Art attendence records.  On opening day, May 4, the showcase attracted over 5,500 people.

Prior to this, the Met's busiest day was in 2005 when just over 5,400 people visited the Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings exhibit on its opening day, according to Farfetch.com.

The McQueen exhibit displays 200 items which represent 19 years of McQueen's career as a designer. McQueen's designs have been worn Lady Gaga, First Lady Michelle Obama and perhaps most famously, Kate Middleton on her wedding day. The exhbit is hosted at the Met's Costume Institute. The showcase was scheduled to end July 31, but due to its popularity it's been extended another week.

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