• Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010), Gown with Mother Mary Print from Angels and Demons, Autumn/Winter 2010. Photo by Sarah Carmody. Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects & RKL Consulting
    Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray
    Rendez-Vous
    December 17, 2022 — April 02, 2023

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Ann Ray, Disappearance. 2010. Archival gelatin silver print. Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects.
Alexander McQueen (British, 1969–2010), Dress from Eshu collection, Autumn/Winter 2000. Glass bead and synthetic horsehair over fabric. Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects and RKL Consulting.
Ann Ray (French, born 1969), Insensé II, 1998. Archival gelatin silver print. Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects

Brilliant, dynamic, and provocative, the British fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen founded his eponymous label in 1993 and also led design at Givenchy between 1996 and 2001. Soon after he joined Givenchy, he met French photographer Ann Ray, whose stunning photographs recorded and inspired McQueen’s work behind the scenes and in runway shows for the next thirteen years. Combining Ray's intimate portraits and backstage images, along with key garments from McQueen’s most celebrated fashion collections and design drawings, this exhibition provides a unique insight into the creative process of this influential and complex figure. Rendez-Vous is organized and produced by Barrett Barrera Projects.

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