Alexander McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” Exhibition is Expected to Break Records in London
Victoria and Albert Museum is delighted to host the largest exhibition of Alexander McQueen’s work in Europe this Spring!
Son of a taxi driver, Alexander McQueen left school when he was only 15 years old to become a tailor’s apprentice on Saville Row in Mayfair.
In 1990 he took the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins and began his successful career path in the fashion world.
The main source of inspiration for the famous designer was London’s history as he declared in January 2000:
London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration
Now, the city is determined to celebrate the designer with his “Savage Beauty” exhibition starring at the V&A Museum, London from 14 March to 2 August for the first time in Europe and featuring the largest retrospective of the late designer’s work.
The original version of Alexander McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibition was hosted in 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It was organized by the Costume Institute and brought a record-breaking number of 661,509 visitors, becoming one of the museum’s top 10 most visited exhibition.
This time, for the V&A Museum edition of the Savage Beauty the entire scene is going to be created by the designer’s collaborators creative Sam Gainsbury, production designer Joseph Bennett, V&A curator Claire Wilcox and Andrew Bolton from the Costume Institute of the Met.
The team is working hard to create the perfect combination between fashion and art performance for the exhibition that will feature McQueen’s entire career from his 1992 MA graduate show until his unfinished Fall/Winter 2010 collection.
But the team promised a huge surprise for this edition of Savage Beauty. The main piece of the show is said to be a life-size re-creation of Kate Moss’ hologram that first appeared in a glass pyramid during the designer’s Widows of Culloden show for Fall 2006.
I don’t know about you, but just thinking about it gave me shivers down my spine.
And even the location has been chosen strategically as the archives of Victoria and Albert Museum were a historical inspiration for the designer or as he said:
It’s the sort of place I’d like to be shut in overnight.
The V&A Museum faced a record breaking advance ticket sales for McQueen‘s “Savage Beauty” exhibition with over 30,000 advance tickets sold by the end of January and not to mention the pre-bookable tickets that have been completely sold out for a while now.
This officially broke the museum’s record for most advance tickets ever sold and the number is expected to grow even more until the doors of the exhibition open.
Until then, I’ll make it even harder for you to wait with McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibition teaser:
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