Homecoming: Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty Finally Lands in London

Picture credit: PA Photos
Picture credit: PA Photos

After months of rumors, it was confirmed last night that the blockbuster exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is coming to London. It will be at the Victoria & Albert Museum from March 14 to July 19, 2015, and tickets are already on sale.

“Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here,” said V&A director Martin Roth. “By staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home.”

The show retraces the fashion designer’s career from his graduation show in 1992 to his unfinished autumn/winter 2010 collection. The exhibition’s first outing at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011 was so successful that it had to be extended by a week.

Based on the Met version, the London exhibition is to be curated by the V&A’s senior curator of fashion, Claire Wilcox. Andrew Bolton, who curated the original show, will act as a consultant.


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