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When the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened on Wednesday, it drew 5,100 visitors. That's a record for shows at the Costume Institute, and nearly a record for the museum as a whole, although the opening day of a 2005 Vincent Van Gogh show brought in about 300 people more. Other fun stats per On the Runway: "The crowd was so large that the Met had to temporarily suspend its guided tours, a spokeswoman said. The museum sold 600 catalogs that day in its gift shop." [NYT]

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