Farfetch.com: Alexander McQueen Exhibit Breaks Viewing Records

By Farfetch.com, PRNE
Thursday, May 26, 2011

LONDON, May 27, 2011 -

An exhibit celebrating the life and work of late fashion designer
Alexander McQueen has broken attendance records within its opening weeks at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, proving that Britain's love affair with
luxury fashion continues, say farfetch.com

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has at long last
opened its doors to one of its most highly anticipated exhibitions
celebrating the life and career of one of fashion's most important designers.
Entitled "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty", the exhibition has exceed
expectations and broken attendance records in its first few weeks of opening
and luxury fashion retailer farfetch.com (www.farfetch.com/), which
gives customers access to the best designer boutiques in one easy to shop
website, say this shows that interest in McQueen's work, and luxury fashion
in general, is increasing.

Paul Brine, spokesperson for farfetch.com, comments: "This exhibition
pays homage to a truly outstanding designer who helped revolutionise the
fashion world and was on the cutting edge up until his tragic, premature
death in 2010. The public's unprecedented interest in the exhibition shows
that our love of opulent fashion is on the rise and we can expect it to stay
on an upward trend."

On the exhibition's opening day on May 4, over 5,500 people walked
through the doors and guided tours had to be suspended until crowds thinned.
Prior to this, the busiest day in the museum's history was in 2005 when 5,400
people arrived to see Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings. Approximately 200 items
are featured in the exhibition, which spans the 19 years of McQueen's career.
Signature designs such as the bumster trousers, the kimono jacket, and the
Origami frock coat, as well as rarities from his graduate collection at
Central St. Martins are on display in the Museum, as is work from the
unfinished final collection of 2010.

Brine reiterates that McQueen has had a profound effect upon the fashion
world that will reverberate for generations to come. He comments: "No other
designer since Yves Saint Laurent has so embodied the ethos of designing
fashion as art. McQueen was more than a designer, he was also an artist - we
at farfetch.com believe in keeping his legacy alive, and continue to carry
many selections from his label, such as his spectacular designer purses
(www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/bags-purses/items.aspx) and
one-of-a-kind dresses. Worn by celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Michelle
, McQueen's designs are among our most popular items."

The exhibit is open until July 31 - to learn more about the exhibit visit
the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website (
blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/) which features the exhibition
and additional information on these programs. Fashion lovers can purchase
pieces from Alexander McQueen through farfetch.com. Items are sourced from
fashion boutiques (www.farfetch.com/boutiques-women-all.aspx) around
the world and delivered directly to customer's homes.

About farfetch.com:

farfetch.com unites the world's best independent fashion boutiques, so
that you can buy from the most interesting designer fashion brands globally
in one easy-to-shop website. Our aim is to provide an exciting range of
designers and labels, while maintaining the personality of unique,
independent boutiques. This new concept means you can shop from boutiques in
Paris, London, Como, Copenhagen, California and New York in just a few
seconds, all from the comfort of your own home or office.

Contact Details: Paul Brine, Chief Marketing Officer 60-62 Commercial St, London, E16LT, +44(0)20-3178-8682,paul.brine at farfetch.com

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