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VOGUE.COM : The Man ... at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

April 26 2016

Andrew Bolton. The Man Who’s Breaking Records And Boundaries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, May 2016. MODEM chose this article to highlight the personality of Andrew Bolton, Curator in charge of the Costume Institute, at the MET, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.

Andrew Bolton remembered his childhood, his adolescent passions and the romance with Thom Brown. He also spoke about the inspiration behind the MET’s 2016 spring show, “Manus x Machina”, and revealed other exhibitions he’d like to do.

The myth of Bolton began with his 2011 show “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”, a blockbuster with a total of nearly 661,509 visitors in three months. But last season’s Costume Institute exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” - an exploration of tradition and transcendence in fashion - has been a phenomenal success, and it became the subject of the new documentary by Andrew Rossi, "The First Monday in May", appearing this spring. April 18, 2016 - by Nathan Heller
- In his first show as curator in charge of the Costume Institute, Andrew Bolton brings his signature insights to couture in the machine age. Nathan Heller meets our man at the Met.

'A meeting is going on, deep in the bowels of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. On one side of the table, two men sit in silence. Flat foam models set before them show what could be floor plans for a monument, or theater sets, or visions of an urban plaza. The man at the opposite end is wearing a tight-cut dark-gray suit ...'.

Read Nathan Heller’s full article on VOGUE.COM