Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty saw more visitors than any other costume show in the history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Roughly 5,100 visitors attended the exhibition on its opening day, May 4th, proving the show to be a success.
The show in its opening day drew larger crowds than former exhibitions honoring Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Chanel.
The exhibit, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is on view from May 4 through July 31. The exhibition celebrates the late Mr. McQueen's tremendous contributions to the world of art and fashion.
To celebrate the opening, the Museum's Costume Institute held a Benefit on Monday, May 2, 2011. The evening's Honorary Chairs are François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek.
The fundraising event is the Institute's main source of annual funding. Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, Penelope Cruz, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, and Sarah Jessica Parker were amongst the large group of celebrities to walked the red carpet in support of the event.
Alexander McQueen's iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion.
This landmark exhibition continues the Museum's tradition of celebrating designers who changed the course of history and culture by creating new possibilities, said Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a MET issued press release.
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