Last Updated on 10th May 2011

It’s no surprise the Alexander McQueen retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the Costume Institute’s most popular exhibition ever, but we decided to take a deeper look into the statistical evidence as further proof as to how well received this exhibition has been.

During its opening debut last Wednesday, the show itself drew in a whopping 5,100 visitors, beating previous shows including one honouring the style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and a Chanel exhibition – that’s pretty impressive!

However, that’s not all, the traffic was reportedly so unprecedented the museum was forced to suspend guided tours on the opening day, but managed to still sell 600 catalogues, reports Vogue UK.

If you aren’t lucky enough to make it down to New York before the exhibition ends on July 31st, then fear not, as you can snoop through all the best bits here.

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