Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

Assertive, audacious, ageless, artful and amazing are just a few of the adjectives that describe Lee Alexander McQueen and his clothes. The entire introduction could be composed of divine and daring descriptors of the British designer who “wanted people to be afraid of the women I dress.” Drawing from his Scottish ancestry and tracing ancestry from the Salem witches, a school friend noted how the allure of the past was a “place of romance and security, an escape.” With this affinity for art history, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art delves into their own collection, pairs pieces with Regina Drucker’s generous gift and presents Mind,Mythos, Muse. I spoke with curators Clarissa Esguerra and Michael Hansen.

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