Metropolitan Museum of Art Captures Alexander McQueen’s "Savage Beauty"

artwork: Creations by the late British designer Alexander McQueen are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. An exhibition of McQueen's creations titled "Savage Beauty" will be on display at the museum from May 4-July 31, 2011. - Reuters / Finbarr O'Reilly.

NEW YORK, NY (AP).- Dark vs. light. Past vs. future. Masculine vs. feminine. The extremes straddled by fashion designer Alexander McQueen in his work, inspiration and, seemingly, in his life, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle in a new museum exhibit called “Savage Beauty.” The study of contrasts in the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute shows McQueen, the artist and intellectual, as he was celebrated during his career — and even after his suicide at age 40 in February of 2010. “Savage Beauty” runs through July 31 at the Met.