Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunday at the Met Discussion--Alexander McQueen: Art, Beauty, and the Unique Body‏

This Sunday, June 19, from 3pm til 4:30pm, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, athlete, actor and model Aimee Mullins and Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, will discuss art, fashion and the unique body as an object of beauty. Aimee Mullins, who had both of her legs amputated below the knee as a child, is an advocate for women, sports and the next generation of prosthetics. She modeled in Alexander McQueen's spring/summer 1999 fashion show, No. 13, wearing hand-carved wooden prostheses designed by McQueen. The discussion is presented in conjunction with The Costume Institute exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty which is on view through August 7, 2011.