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The upcoming Alexander McQueen "Savage Beauty" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, which kicks off May 2 with the Met Ball, is shaping up to be quite the visual spectacular, as seen in the recently released catalog images in The Cut's 19 image slideshow (which also showcases some of the most elaborate mannequins of all time.)
Also featured inside the catalog is an interview by Tim Blanks with McQueen successor Sarah Burton, full of reflections from the life and career of McQueen and backstage anecdotes, like one about the infamous Armadillo shoe from Spring 2010. "They were actually quite comfortable to walk in, but if a girl couldn't walk in them, she wasn't in the show." Head here for the slideshow.
· See More Beautiful Images of the Pieces in the Met’s Alexander McQueen Exhibit [The Cut]