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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sponsored by Alexander McQueen, American Express and Condé NastAmerican Express Sponsors Exhibition and Offers Cardmembers Complimentary Audio Guides

Centurion® and Platinum Card Members Gain Access to Exhibit "After Hours" with Daphne Guinness
NEW YORK,  May 4, 2011 -- 

American Express is proud to announce its sponsorship of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in partnership with Alexander McQueen and Condé Nast. And in celebration of the exhibition, American Express is offering complimentary audio guides to Cardmembers who use their American Express Card to pay full price Museum admission from May 5 to May 19, 2011. To redeem, Cardmembers must mention the American Express offer at the Admission desk when paying full price admission with any American Express Card (limit one complimentary audio guide per Cardmember). Museum Members must present an American Express Card at the Members Services desk to redeem the offer.*

Centurion and Platinum Card members have Premium Access to Savage Beauty "After Hours"
In addition to the audio tour, American Express is hosting an intimate group of Centurion and Platinum Card members "after hours" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City tomorrow night. The sold-out Premium Access event will offer guests a tour of the new exhibition guided by Harold Koda, Curator-in-Charge, The Costume Institute; and Andrew Bolton, Curator, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guests will also enjoy a cocktail reception hosted by fashion icon Daphne Guinness and a presentation of memorable looks from her private McQueen collection.

"I am deeply honored to join American Express in paying homage to my dear friend, and celebrating the future of Alexander McQueen," said Daphne Guinness. "Lee was always grateful for American Express' longtime support of his work, which in turn allowed him to raise the caliber of his runway shows to extraordinary levels."

American Express and Alexander McQueen: A Longstanding Partnership
From fostering his emerging fashion career to artistic collaborations over the years, American Express and Alexander McQueen have a rich connection that continues to produce spectacular moments for the world of fashion and design. The visionary man notably collaborated with American Express to design the brand's limited-edition Blue from American Express® Card in 1999, and the first-ever "Haute Couture" Gold Card in 2001 which was embedded with real gold leaf. In addition, American Express provided resources and support for McQueen to showcase his collections across the world, with his debut at New York Fashion Week in 1999 followed by his 2001 inaugural show at Paris Fashion Week.

As a longtime partner of the design community and a proud supporter of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), American Express is immersed into the world of fashion and committed to supporting the industry while providing unparalleled access for Cardmembers. From one-of-a-kind runway experiences to private designer meet-and-greets and exclusive retail offers, American Express creates memorable moments that connect fashion-savvy Cardmembers to designers and the fashion industry.

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*To be eligible for this offer, visitor must mention the American Express offer at the Admission desk when paying FULL price admission with any American Express Card. Upon payment, visitor will be given a receipt and coupon which must be presented at the Audio Guide collection point to redeem a complimentary Audio Guide. Limit one complimentary audio guide when any American Express Card is used. Museum Members must present an American Express Card at the Members Services desk to be eligible for this offer.



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