London’s Victoria & Albert Museum Gets a Taste of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty


For those of you who didn’t get a chance to catch it at the Met in 2011, the record-braking exhibition known as “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” will take the stage once again—but you’ll have to head across the pond to see it. That’s right, the late designer Lee Alexander McQueen's mind-blowing works will find their new home in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in spring 2015. Even more mind-blowing is the fact that tickets go on sale today for the exhibit. The show is being staged with the cooperation of Alexander McQueen, in partnership with Swarovski and supported by American Express.

This will be the first time McQueen’s designs will be featured in a retrospective in Europe—and you can be sure that it’ll be done with the same “dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows,” according to the V&A. Of course, bringing the exhibition to London feels sort of full-circle for McQueen, as both the designer and the brand. After all, McQueen treated the V&A as a place of inspiration throughout his years as a student, so perhaps it’s only right to return his body of work to the place at which it all began. Jonathan Akeroyd, chief executive officer of Alexander McQueen said, “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.” Considering the fact that the Met exhibit attracted more than half a million people, rest assured that this “future generation” group of viewers will be a big one.