Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty Comes to London

Five years after his death, Alexander McQueen is still being celebrated as one of the most creative and innovative designers of all time. At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (a re-staging of 2011’s exhibition in New York) is being showcased, summarizing his 18-year career as a designer with 244 garments and accessories on display.

Mcqueen once said about London, “It's where my heart is, and where I get my inspiration,” thus making the Savage Beauty exhibition a sort of homecoming event. In New York the exhibition saw over 660,000 visitors over it’s 4 month long stay at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, making it a top ten exhibition of all time––ranking among the King Tut (1978) and Mona Lisa (1963) stops.

Pre-sale tickets reached 70,000 for Savage Beauty and the exhibition has already been extended an additional two weeks to meet demand. The show features garments made from razor clam shells, pheasant feathers, synthetic hair, gowns embellished with impala horns and baby crocodile heads.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty runs from March 14 - August 2, 2015 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Blaine  Fuller
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