My first attempt to see the McQueen exhibit at the MET didn't fair too well (hr long wait?!), but I made it my business to return and it was amazing! I highly recommend it, yes it's somber but you get a chance to see his genius up close and personal. The attention to detail is something that really can't be captured in pictures. If you haven't been to see the exhibit yet here are a few suggestions to make sure you have the best experience possible:
1. THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM
Most days the MET opens at 9:30, YOU should get there at 9:15 or earlier. Not to say that there won't be a line because there will be but when the museum first opens it moves pretty quickly.
2. SLR's NEED NOT APPLY
Yes, I was already to take some stunning shots with my camera, only to be told "no pictures", thank goodness for tiny camera phones. I felt like a Bond agent trying to discreetly snap pics while I moved from room to room. I captured a few things, but after a while I just decided to enjoy the exhibit.
3. HAVE PAD, WILL SCRIBBLE
This one's for the bloggers. Bring a notebook for notes because you'll be so blown away won’t remember everything you saw. Like that silver winged headdress or were they shoes? Notes help posts!
4. GIFT SHOP GUIDIANCE
There's the book, the mini Armadillo shoe, the pencils, postcards, magnets, everything your little fashion heart desires. With so many different options you're bound to get something you really treasure but it can be a bit overwhelming and expensive. So pick something that's going to last like the book or a magnet and leave the pencils at the store.
5. IT TAKES TWO
Finally, bring a friend. Even if they don't share your passion for fashion they will love it. And even though you can't take photos inside, you can pose off on the famous MET steps!