First Look At Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty
After a sell out run at the Metropolitan Museum in 2011, Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty is being revived at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Dredging up some of McQueen’s work as a fledgling designer in London as well as featuring some of his greatest feats such as the life sized Kate Moss hologram which closed his 2007 show, the London exhibition is sure to draw yet more crowds toward the work of the enigmatic and tragically talented fashion designer. More than 30 pieces are to be displayed in the exhibition.
“The collections at the V&A never fail to intrigue and inspire me. The nation is privileged to have access to such a resource…. it’s the sort of place I’d like to be shut in overnight” Once said McQueen
Martin Roth, Director of the V&A, said. “Lee Alexander McQueen presented his work here during his lifetime and studied the museum’s wide-ranging public collections of tailoring, painting, art, photography and books as inspiration for his visionary designs, yet remained vigorously anti-establishment and a true provocateur.”
“Savage Beauty is a celebration of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time,” Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, said today. “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.”