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Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous

Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous

The friendship between the late British designer Lee Alexander McQueen and French photographer Ann Ray began with a simple agreement in which money, business considerations and fashion had no place.

“I like your images but I’m broke. Give me your photos, I’ll give you clothes,” Ray recalls McQueen expressing to her early in their relationship.

“Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous” explores the thirteen-year friendship and creative collaboration between the two.

The exhibition features photographs taken by Ray, reflecting her unique relationship with McQueen between the years of 1997 and 2010, alongside garments McQueen gifted to her over the course of their work together.

The exhibition also features over fifty key McQueen pieces from Barrett Barrera Projects’ collection, the largest private collection of McQueen’s work.

“Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous” is on view at the Crocker Art Museum from Dec. 18, 2022 — Apr. 2, 2023. Gratefully, the museum is open late every Thursday.


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