Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Back to the origin!
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is hosting the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty art exhibition, celebrating the late British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen and the first and largest retrospective of his work. Growing up in the east end of London, it was the core of McQueen’s world, “London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.” (Alexander McQueen, January 2000).
The original version of the exhibition was hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011, one year after McQueen’s passing. It was one of the museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions. It features pieces from McQueen’s own fashion house in London, Alexander McQueen, from the Parisian couture house Givenchy and pieces from private collections. His pieces have always offered a vision of the future of fashion. The show is divided into six separate galleries: “The Romantic Mind”, “Romantic Gothic and the Cabinet of Curiosities”, “Romantic Nationalism”, “Romantic Exoticism”, “Romantic Primitivism” and “Romantic Naturalism” – be prepared to be shaken, awed and astounded!
V&A partnered with Swarovski to celebrate the rich history Swarovksi has with Alexander McQueen starting from the beginning of the 1900’s, and making it possible to bring the show to London.
The exhibition runs from 14 March-2 August 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Tickets can be bought at £17.60 on the day at the Museum, expect to get a ticket for later in the day or even for the next day. Needless to say, the exhibition is worth it. And…That’s it!