ALEXANDER McQUEEN COMING HOME!
Who would believe it’s been 4 years since one of the greatest fashion designers Britain has seen passed. Yet, years later, the legacy of the late Alexander McQueen remains. His groundbreaking work has not and most likely will never be forgotten. We still remember his groundbreaking shows that always managed to break conceptual boundaries and bring innovative aesthetics. Who can forget his Kate Moss hologram in 2006, or the robotic arms spray painting model Shalom Harlow. McQueen was never afraid to upset the norm with his controversial garments such his ‘Bumster’ trousers in the mid-nineties.
“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.”
- Alexander McQueen, January 2000
It’s fitting, therefore, that the late McQueen’s work be brought home and that is exactly what is happening. The Victoria and Albert museum are bringing the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ exhibition to London in spring 2015. The exhibition, which will run from March 14 to July 19 2015 will cover the spectrum of McQueen’s work from his graduate show in 1992 to his unfinished AW collection in 2010. The exhibition was originally displayed in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 4 to August 7 2011 where the dates had to be extended due to the its popularity. It became the 8th most popular exhibition in the MET’S 141 years existence, putting McQueen’s exhibition among the likes of Tutankhamun, Mona Lisa and Picasso. This puts into retrospect the significance of the late Alexander McQueen in the history of not only fashion, but also art and culture, as we know it.
Anticipating a similar success to that of the New York exhibition, The V&A are selling tickets now, a whole year before the opening, which gives just an idea of the rave reception this is more than likely to receive.
We’re more than excited to see how this exhibition unfolds and we’re sure it will be a fitting tribute to the amazingly talented and creative, Alexander McQueen.