Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe. – V&A Museum.
I love the many great exhibitions they have in London so I make it a weekend trip to go and visit everywhere. It’s impossible to do everything in one day and not enjoy the lively city too!
Unfortunately photography was not permitted in the exhibition, and although this didn’t stop people from snapping a sneaky few; it’s all the more reason to go and see it for yourself! You cannot capture the amazing ‘archive’ room, that’s full top to bottom in all of McQueen’s most iconic pieces in one picture. From the spinning No 13. paint dress to his breath-taking birds of paradise collection, you can get up close and personal with the legendary pieces that most people would only see in magazines.
My favourite collection was the last one he made, the Plato Atlantis collection. He sparked the trend of combining animal prints, and hybrids, by making the digital prints so alluring.
The Widows of Cullen tartan collection will appeal to all OCD weavers, as he utilised his amazing tailoring skills to match up the lines perfectly so they marry each other and flow across the body.
One thing I learnt was that he was such a talented tailor before he even went to London Central St.Martain’s to study an MA. He was gifted with an amazing way of being able to create fashion that was so sought after.
Take a quick peek here inside the exhibit.
All the tickets have sold out, but a little bird has told me that you may be able to purchase one at the box office if you go early in the day!
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beast 14th March – 2nd August 10am till late.