Fashion hits and misses for 2011
HITThe year of Alexander McQueen
An exhibition of McQueens work broke records at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer as more than 660,000 visitors waited in long lines to see the exhibition. The museum stayed open late and opened Mondays to accommodate the throngs. It was the museums eighth most popular exhibition. In addition to McQueen protege Sarah Burton designing Middletons wedding dress, McQueens work started a kerfuffle when Michelle Obama showed up at a White House state dinner in a McQueen, much to the chagrin of Oscar de la Renta, who complained that Obama should be wearing American design.