It is with great excitement, Fibre Magazine can confirm that the Alexander McQueen exhibit Savage Beauty is coming to London’s V&A Museum next March. After countless bids to bring the exhibit back to London, Lee McQueen’s former home, it was announced late last night that the V&A will house the exhibit from March 14th to July 19th 2015.
The Savage Beauty exhibit, first displayed in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art back in 2011, will cover the full spectrum of Lee McQueen’s fashion career, spanning from his 1992 MA graduate collection through to his unfinished Spring/Summer 2010 Plato Atlantis collection.
“I am thrilled to announce that the V&A will bring this wonderful exhibition to London to celebrate the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times. 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.”
Martin Roth, director of the V&A
Savage Beauty, described by Jonathan Akeroyd the chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen as “a storytelling of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time.” Curated by Claire Wilcox, the V&A’s senior curator of fashion, and based on the original Met version curated by Andrew Bolton, the exhibit will be sponsored by American Express and Swarovski.
Tickets are £16, with concessions available and free to V&A members. Visit www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty or call 020 7420 9736 to book.