Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear A/W 1998
Paul Vicente/ AFP/ Alexander McQueen RTW A/W 1998/ Getty Images
The V&A have announced that it will present Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015,the original version of Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 became one of the Museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions.
Bird’s Nest Headdress, made with Swarovski Gemstones
Philip Treacy and Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen A/W 2006
The V & A exhibition will be the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe.
Sarah Burton, Creative Director Alexander McQueen, said: “Savage Beauty is a celebration of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time. Lee was a genius and a true visionary who pushed boundaries, challenged and inspired. He believed in creativity and innovation and his talent was limitless.”
Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear A/W 2006
Michel Dufour/ Alexander McQueen A/W RTW 2006/ Getty Images
Martin Roth, V&A Director, said: “ 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.”
McQueen’s untimely death in 2010 at age 40 was an enormous blow to the British fashion scene, but his London-based fashion house is still very successfully run by designer Sarah Burton.
Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear A/W
Pascal Le Segretain/ Alexander McQueen RTW A/W 2009/ Getty Images
In what is expected to be a very popular event, the V & A are making tickets available from the 25th April.
Tickets to the V&A’s exhibition go on sale at 10:00 on 25 April 2014. To book tickets visit the V & A website here