Marking the first-ever Lee Alexander McQueen exhibit on the West Coast, Mind, Mythos, Museat the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a must-visit. Opening Apr. 24 and continuing through Oct. 9, the show includes 200 objects, 70 of which are McQueen looks.
Mind, Mythos, Muse celebrates McQueen’s talent and eye for design. As one of the most well-known trailblazers in the industry from 1990 to 2010, McQueen innovated fashion completely. Pulling inspiration from his vast knowledge of vintage fashion trends, the media, and technology, he paid homage to styles spanning over time frames. For instance, his Widows of Culloden dress has dainty ruff and pops of gold beading around the neck that was inspired by the lace collar in Frans Pourbus II’s Portrait of Louis XII, King of France as a Boy painting.
The exhibit was organized by Clarissa Esguerra and Michaela Hansen, who specializes in costume and textiles at LACMA. The dedication and attention to detail that they put into Mind, Mythos, Muse is astonishing and shines through. Every piece of the exhibit accompanies the reference art that McQueen used as inspiration, giving the museum-goer better insight into his thought process when creating new collections.
If you are someone into the art of fashion, this showing of the great Lee Alexander McQueen’s most innovative and iconic pieces needs to be on your list of things to do this year. Not only will you be able to admire these intricately designed collections, but you will also get a sneak peek at a legend’s creative process and unique ways of pulling inspiration from various pieces of art.