Friday, July 22, 2011

Art of the Muse

Inspired by the Models and Fashion of Alexander McQueen.
by Miriam Schulman~

The Alexander Mc Queen show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has the red butterfly hat on display which inspired this painting. There are more watercolors in this series where art meets fashion and fashion meets art.
Butterfly Fairy-Goddess, 11x14" watercolor on Canvas Board by Miriam Schulman
Butterflies are the ultimate symbol of life after death for the caterpillar must succumb to the cocoon and die before being reborn as a butterfly. This hat created by eccentric milliner Philip Treacy and conceived by McQueen as an accessory for his 2008 runway fashion show. The show and the hat were a tribute to the late Isabella Blow, who had discovered both Treacy and McQueen and championed their clothes.

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The exhibition, Savage Beauty, ends with the collection Plato’s Atlantis, which was Alexander McQueen’s last collection while he was alive. 

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