More than 600,000 people toured the Alexander McQueen 'Savage Beauty' exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, making it one of the most successful shows in the institution's history. Given the incredible success of this exhibit, it was no surprise to learn that the show will be revived for a second showing in london at The Victoria & Albert. The exhibit will open in the spring of 2015 and tickets are currently available for purchase.
"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," Martin Roth, director of the V&A, said tonight. " 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."
"Savage Beauty is a story telling of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time," added Jonathan Akeroyd, chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen "We are incredibly proud as a house to be able to showcase Lee's visionary body of work in London as a celebration of his legacy and an inspiration to a future generation."
The exhibit will be based on the original show displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Curator Andrew Bolton will consult on the project and Claire Wilcox, the senior fashion curator at the V&A, will curate the production. For more information visit Vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty