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Crowds Swarm The Metroplitan Museum as Alexander McQueen Exhibit Prepares to Close

It's been well reported that the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition dedicated to Alexander McQueen,'Savage Beauty,' has performed exceedingly well. The museum has had to extend the show and as it hits its final weekend it has also extended visiting hours to midnight in hopes of accommodating more visitors -- something that the institution has never done before. We were lucky enough to snag a press invite and view it before it officially opened, and we have to say that the show was beautifully organized and is a true testament to both the designer's limitless imagination and virtuosic dedication to the integrity of design. In addition, exhibits like this highlight the artistry behind truly inspired fashion, elevating it from its roots as a commercial endeavor, and left both art and fashion critics alike debating the value of a recent influx of fashion-centric art exhibitions.

All this being said, you would think that the Met's ardent attempts to appease as many museum-goers as possible would make for an enjoyable experience -- walking through the hallowed halls to see the couturier's work up close -- but the folks over at Racked have some bad news for you. Yesterday they posted these pictures of, not one but two, long lines of fashion fans snaking around the museum -- and this was at 9:30am when the Met opens its doors. So, if you haven't yet seen the show and were planning on doing so, you'd better be prepared for a long, long wait. Good luck.

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