“Extreme Fashion”: The Costume Institute’s Andrew Bolton on Alexander McQueen

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Andrew Bolton, Head Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, was in the audience when Alexander McQueen debuted a striking pair of balsa wood wings at his Spring/Summer show of 1999. Now, Bolton reflects upon the monumental influence McQueen’s show bore on his appreciation for extreme fashion. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.