Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

(Los Angeles, CA—February 23, 2022) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, an exhibition that contextualizes the work of Lee Alexander McQueen (England, 1969–2010) within art history and examines the interdisciplinary impulse that defined the designer’s career. The first McQueen exhibition on the West Coast of the United States, Mind, Mythos, Muse interprets the designer’s work through the lens of inspiration, juxtaposing his designs with non-fashion artworks by makers who drew upon analogous themes and visual references. Exploring imagination, artistic process, and innovation in fashion and art, the exhibition presents a case study of McQueen’s methods and influences, providing the opportunity to better understand artistic legacy and the cyclical nature of inspiration.

Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse is organized by Clarissa Esguerra, associate curator of Costume and Textiles, and Michaela Hansen, curatorial assistant, Costume and Textiles.