The Met's recent elaborate exhibit featuring designs by late fashion designer Alexander McQueen is drawing to a close. But if you didn't have the pleasure of seeing it in person, fear not: The book is phenomenal. A friend recently returned home with the big coffee-table book after having lusted over the exhibit, and offered me a read. It's an incredible visual journey through McQueen's creative life--something fashion lovers would certainly find inspiration in upon every fresh look. Here's a peek at a few highlights.

It's simply spectacular--and a beautiful gift. It's $45 at The Met's online store at MetMuseum.org.

-Kristy Eckert