In conjunction with the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, model, athlete and actress Aimee Mullins and Harold Koda, curator in charge will meet to discuss art, fashion and the unique body as object of beauty.
Mullins, who had both her legs amputated below the knee when she was a year old, appeared in a 1999 McQueen runway show on a wooden prosthetic, and wearing a leather bodice and a lace skirt all made for her by the designer. McQueen, who always tried to challenge the preconceptions of beauty, must have found this unique woman quite inspiring. in this interview Aimee tells of their collaborations:
“I don’t think it is an overstatement for me to say that my experiences working with Lee were epic. It was a huge loss for me, we had planned a lifetime of collaborations; we had three pairs of prosthetics, things that he wanted to make for me because obviously he was somebody who managed to use the arena of fashion to address topics. His women, his “Goddesses” as he called them, they are all total characters and they do not fit the standard norm”.
Sunday at the Met
Alexander McQueen: Art, Beauty, and the Unique Body
Sunday, June 19, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1st floor
FM assistive listening devices available
Free with Museum admission
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