Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibit – Victoria and Albert Museum

I AM SO EXCITED.

I just booked my upcoming trip to London and my lovely friend Jen snagged us two tickets to the hugely popular Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum!!  I am a huge fan of McQueen (check out my blog’s background image) and have always been awestruck by his dramatic creations.  When the Savage Beauty book was released, I snapped it up immediately.  Each time I look through its images, I never cease to be amazed at the late McQueen’s talent.  I can’t believe I’m going to see these artful pieces firsthand!  Thank you so much, Jen!!

After McQueen’s tragic death almost five years ago, his friends and collaborators chose to honour his life’s work by creating an exhibit defining his art’s high drama and dark intensity.  This exhibit has been praised for its wide breadth of carefully curated pieces and sophistication, and features work from his first collection to his final runway presentation.

Originating in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this showing has been incredibly popular with an estimated 660,000 visitors walking through the original exhibit’s doors. Due to this unprecedented interest, the museum extended the exhibition by two days and remained open until midnight to satisfy the throngs of curious admirers. Savage Beauty stands as one of the museums most popular exhibits of all time. No doubt the Victoria and Albert Museum will experience the same success.

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Met Museum’s exhibit; Source: Met Museum

Victoria and Albert Exhibit:

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Source: Victoria and Albert Museum

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Source: Victoria and Albert Museum

One of my favourite looks from the Savage Beauty book:

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Have any of my British or NYC followers had the chance to visit this exhibit?  How was it?  I heard that the Victoria and Albert Museum is experiencing record queues/lineups!

xo,

Dominique

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  1. March 25, 2015 / 6:27 pm

    Aaye! I am so jealous! I looove Alexander McQueen, My illustrator teacher used to the illustrator there!

  2. March 25, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Amazing! London is one of my favourite cities and seeing a McQueen exhibit there — I’m so jealous!! What an inspiration his work is. The V&A is a great museum even for its regular exhibits. You’re going to have SUCH a great time!

    • March 25, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! I’m sooooo looking forward to it! I can’t wait to see the Victoria & Albert museum too! Looks beautiful!

  3. March 25, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    So jealous! It’ll be gorgeous to see McQueen’s work for real. Wish you a great trip!

  4. March 25, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    You go gurl…..have a great trip!!

    • March 25, 2015 / 10:52 pm

      Thanks babe! Stay tuned for a post on the trip and exhibit! Yay!

  5. March 26, 2015 / 11:41 am

    This is so awesome! You ar eso lucky! I hoep I can see the exhibit soon. I really loved Alexander McQueen and was so saddened by his suicide. At least we still have his works of art. Have a great time and I cannot wait to read about your experience!

    • March 26, 2015 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks Lourdes! In the meantime, you should pick up with book “Savage Beauty”. It is gorgeous – the pictures are stunning! Can’t wait to post about the exhibit! Just learned the public cannot take pics within though. Sigh.

      • March 26, 2015 / 12:43 pm

        Yes, will definitely pick up the book. Oh no! Maybe you can sneak in a few pics;)

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