The Met is really milking the Alexander McQueen exhibit for all it’s worth. The museum has announced it will stay open until midnight on August 6 and 7, the last two days of the show so people can see the exhibit one last time. Carol Vogel at the Times put a call in to the museum and said museum officials, after combing through records, told her “they believe this will be the first time the Met has stayed open so late.” The Met has been pretty accomodating for McQueen fans. They’ve already given members access to the show earlier in the day and offered $50 tickets to people who want to visit the Met on Mondays (the day they’re closed).
Presumably, August 7 will really be the last straw because de-installation will be difficult and the museum has to get ready for the next show: “Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900.”