When Alexander McQueen died in 2010, the world lost one of its greatest ever designers and couturiers. He was a revolutionary artist whose work was consistently cutting-edge and for the first time in Europe many of his most stunning designs will soon be on display to the general public.
From March 2015, the V&A will host Savage Beauty – a retrospective devoted to the late designer that showcases his large body of work.
The exhibition was originally staged at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art where it was one of the most popular shows in the museum’s history, attracting over 661,000 visitors in 2011.
The V&A’s director, Martin Roth, said: “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.”
It may be nearly a year away from opening, but the V&A is expecting such a huge demand that have already gone on sale. And, if initial indications are anything to go by, it might also prove to be one of the London museum’s most popular shows to date. I know I’ll be in the queue.
For more information visit: http://www.vam.ac.uk/