The V&A have announced their latest exhibition that will be in situ from 14th March to 19th July 2015. And it’s big. It’s the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition. It was originally reeling in visitors at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art during 2011, it’s dates being extended by a week due to its popularity. And now it’s coming to London.
Director Martin Roth said ‘I am thrilled to announce that the V&A will bring this wonderful exhibition to London to celebrate the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times. Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here – by staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home’.
Many questioned why his collection initially travelled as far as New York in the first place. There was a particular fever surrounding the label at the time, particularly after the then Kate Middleton chose the label that Lee Alexander McQueen left behind to make her internationally hyped royal wedding dress.
Jonathan Akeroyd, Chief Executive Officer of Alexander McQueen said of the exhibition, that it is a ‘story telling of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time. We are incredibly proud as a house to be able to showcase Lee’s visionary body of work in London as a celebration of this legacy and an inspiration to a future generation’.
Tickets are already on sale for the long awaited Savage Beauty exhibition. Tickets are £16.00 and can be purchased by visiting Vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty or calling 02074209736.