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McQueen at the Met

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Today in news that won't surprise anyone but should delight a lot of people: Next spring's show at the Met Costume Institute will be all about Alexander McQueen. Rather than setting it up like a retrospective, the curators plan to focus on McQueen's obsession with the 19th century Romantic movement—think Lord Byron, Frankenstein, ruins, monsters, over-the-top emotion, and stormy English moors. The exhibit will kick off next May at the annual Met gala, to be hosted this year by Salma Hayek and her husband François-Henri Pinault of PPR and co-hosted by Colin Firth, Stella McCartney, and Anna Wintour. [WWD]

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