YouTube Video: Andrew Bolton at TEDxMet

TEDx Met: Icons — Andrew Bolton October 19, 2013

Published on Dec 18, 2013

“Andrew Bolton joined The Met’s Costume Institute in 2002 as associate curator and was named curator in 2006. He has organized and worked on some of the Met’s most memorable exhibitions, including Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century (2004); Chanel (2005); AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion (2006); Poiret: King of Fashion (2007); Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy (2008); American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity (2010); Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations (2012); and Punk: Chaos to Couture (2013).

Bolton’s extraordinary 2011 exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty redefined what a costume exhibition could be and became the most visited Costume Institute exhibition in the Met’s history, with an attendance of more than 660,000 people during its three-month run. The Alexander McQueen exhibition catalogue is now in its ninth printing.”



Author: Sandra

Sandra is a fashion and visual arts librarian, and lifestyle blogger at

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