Missed McQueen at the Met? Catch Up Here

08/09/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Sunday marked the final day of “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” a retrospective of the late designer‘s work at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. About 661,509 visitors popped into the installation following its opening on May 4, making it one of the museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions ever.

Before the exhibit opened to the public, a slew of stars toasted McQueen at the annual Met Gala. Beyoncé, Fergie, Gisele Bündchen, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift and a myriad of others previewed the breathtaking exhibition, which included works from McQueen’s days as a fashion student up through his final collection, plus multimedia presentations illustrating his imaginative runway shows.

Sarah Jessica Parker, who attended the Met Gala with McQueen in 2006, told PEOPLE in May that the designer’s legacy lives on because his talents were so multi-faceted. “I think one shouldn’t pick one memory or recall one thing,” she said. “He could create clothing that nobody else wanted to, nobody else saw in their imagination. And he did it with great seriousness and flair and whimsy and savagery. I think this exhibit is a wonderful example of that.”

Didn’t make it to New York to see the exhibition? Check out the clip above, which features a walk-through of the installation narrated by curator Andrew Bolton. It’s a fitting tribute to a talented man who left the fashion world much too soon.

–Kate Hogan

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Alex on

Saw this exquisite exhibition in the first few weeks of it’s coming to the Met. Absolutely breathtaking. McQueen is a genius.
If you missed the exhibit, get the book if you can. It’s a bit pricey yes, but well worth it.

crystal on

i love Sarah Jessica Parker’s style and class.

cee on

this exhibit was breathtaking. mcqueen was a genius and will truly be missed in the future.

Chrisitan on

I can’t understand for my life the appeal of this guys designs. They were very intricate, and extremely detailed, but it is really not like he was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel or Yves Saint Laurent.

Brandon on

The head pieces such as the masks and head gear shown, was not in the Savage Beauty book thank you for posting this.

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