I absolutely love this photograph taken of Woody Allen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Ruth Orkin in 1963 for so many reasons. How do I love thee? Let me blog the ways.
On May 2nd the annual Met Ball will usher in “Savage Beauty,” the much-anticipated Alexander McQueen retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. The show includes nearly two hundred pieces from his 19-year-long career. In preparation for the exhibition, Tim Blanks sat down with McQueen’s successor, Sarah Burton, who sheds her insight and insider knowledge on her long history with the dearly missed creative genius. McQueen was known as much for his innovative approach to the design and craftsmanship of his collections as he was for the spectacle of his runway shows. “He really loved the shows,” Burton says. “He used to say, ‘This is the last big one we’re doing,’ but he couldn’t help himself. [He] just didn’t like doing normal catwalk shows and so much was expected of him.”
Starting tomorrow, visitors at the Met can head up to the roof (weather permitting) to witness identical twin brothers Mike and Doug Starn as they build a 50 foot high bamboo structure that, over the course of the spring, summer and fall, will take on the shape of a “cresting wave.” The first phase, measuring 100 feet long, 50 feet wide and 30 feet tall has already completed with the help of a team of rock climbers who will continue to assist the artists over the duration of the exhibition.