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Alexander McQueen Exhibit Extended a Week

By Michael Ventura

DNAinfo Managing Editor

MANHATTAN — The Metropolitan Museum of Art's popular Alexander McQueen exhibit has been extended a week.

The museum announced on Twitter that "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," which has been drawing throngs of visitors since it opened May 4, will close Aug. 7 instead of the original end date of July 31.

"Fabulous news!" the Met tweeted Friday. "We’ve extended 'Alexander #McQueen: Savage Beauty' by a week."

McQueen's fashion house tweeted that more than 150,000 people have already seen the exhibit, which features an array of the designers unique clothes and accessories.

The museum said "Savage Beauty" drew 43,000 visitors during its first week. A who's-who of the fashion and entertainment worlds turned out for the exhibit's opening night gala earlier this month.

McQueen took his own life last February, on the eve of New York's Fashion Week.