Friday, August 5

le week-end: at the museum

hello lovelies!  en route to nyc at the moment, just to let you know, in case you can squeeze it in {and i happen to know that there's a chance of rain in boston for sunday}, that two amazing exhibitions, one in nyc and one in boston, are in their very last days this weekend: it's your last chance to experience their magic ...
first in nyc is alexander mcqueen: savage beauty at the met.  the exhibition features clothing and accessories from throughout mcqueen's prolific nineteen year career, including many of his most iconic creations.  all centers around the notion of mcqueen as an absolute romantic, many of his designs deriving from exaggerated silouettes of the nineteenth century, with the victorian gothic vibe {think frankenstein and edgar allen poe}.  alexander mcqueen, despite the brevity of his life, may prove to be one of the most influential designers of all time, and if you have the opportunity, please do take a peak!  the show will be open until midnight tomorrow and sunday {august 6 and 7}, and i {cross my fingers} will attend tomorrow.  although his savage creations from the early nineties may not be my ideal, his genius is undeniable, and, of course, we hopeless romantics must stick together ..

also in it's final days is the to-die-for chihuly: through the looking glass exhibition at the museum of fine arts, boston.  a practitioner of the magic art of glass making, the mfa has here showcased works from a span of forty years of dale chihuly's career, a strong proportion of which was spent at RISD, as student, and later, as a member of the faculty, known as the most influential american glass maker since that of my own glass box, louis comfort tiffany.  described as a 'glass menagerie' and 'fairy-tale fantasies,' his works are as brightly colored silks transposed into glass.  i first was introduced to his work via the enormous lime-green chandelier hanging in the entrance atrium of the victoria&albert museum in london, and was struck by its whimsical elegance, his work broadly full of such whimsy and creativity, achieving such feats in glass that you simply would not have thought possible.  struck with awe and challenging all former notions of the possible, you may just feel as if you have fallen, as alice, down the rabbit hole and into wonderland.  please please do go, and let me know how you like it, as i am heart-broken that i will not be able to attend.
dale chihuly at the v&a
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bon week-end to you! cannot wait to spend time with my girlfriends in new york! xx hillary 

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