BATD ON Oct 10, 2014 AT 4:01 pm

by Brooke Varney

alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty-5The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

If asked to comprise a list of the most influential, iconic designers of all time, chances are that Alexander McQueen is at the top of that list.  A true visionary and pioneer in the fashion industry famous for being a predictably unpredictable genius, his work is some of the most intricate and unique in fashion history.  Although the designer devastatingly committed suicide in 2010 at the age of 40, his legendary work lives on in the Savage Beauty exhibition, which will be coming to London’s own Victoria & Albert Museum this coming Spring.

Alexander_Mc_Queen4_V_22feb11_pr_bCream silk tulle and lace dress complete with resin antlers from McQueen’s Widows of Culloden Autumn/Winter 2006 collection.

The exhibit made its debut in 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, becoming the museum’s 8th most popular exhibit in its 141 years of existence, boasting 661,509 visitors.  The exhibition covers the entire spectrum of McQueen’s career, from his 1992 MA graduate show to his unfinished Autumn/Winter 2010 collection.  Jonathan Akeroyd, chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen says, ”Savage Beauty 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 his legacy and an inspiration to a future generation.”  Tickets are £16, and are now available for purchase here.

McQ.1800a–e.ELAnother dress from McQueen’s Widows of Culloden Autumn/Winter 2006 collection made with the designer’s signature red tartan, black appliqué lace, and cream tulle.

alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty-2A dress from McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis Spring/Summer 2010 collection, his last complete collection. 

Alexander-McQueen-Sarabande-SS07-style.com_A dress made from silk and fresh flowers from the Sarabande Spring/Summer 2007 collection.

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