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Review: Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen

Savage Beauty Alexander exhibition McQueen

I was lucky enough to get tickets to Savage Beauty at the V&A, which celebrates the genius that was British designer Alexander McQueen. Advanced tickets are now sold out but you can still buy ‘on the day’ tickets – you better be quick as it closes this weekend on 2 August.

Savage Beauty

If you don’t live in London or can’t get to the exhibition, be sure to take a look at the website, as there are videos with Alexander McQueen himself, a private view of the exhibition with Tinie Tempah and lots more.

To describe this exhibition as breathtaking is under-selling it. The exhibition spans McQueen’s entire career – from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. It’s dramatic, theatrical and utterly mesmerising. The exhibition is beautifully curated and really takes the viewer on a journey. I particularly enjoyed the quotes from McQueen which were displayed on the wall alongside the collections and really gave some insight into his personality and creativity. My favourite part was the room full of his designs on shelves (from shoes to hats to dresses) and TV screens showing catwalk shows – I could have spent hours digesting every item on display.

It’s prohibited to take photos (which, believe me, is a good thing) but I’d like to share one part of the exhibition with you… an amazing, ethereal Kate Moss hologram, which formed part of McQueen’s Widows of Culloden collection (Autumn/Winter 2006-7).

Rating: 9/10

Did you see the exhibition? What did you think?




  • itsallaboutsonia

    was it brilliant i loved it. fab post

  • Laura Croudace

    Thank you for making my 7am on a Monday more fabulous!

    I wanted to see the exhibition but didn’t.. One of my favourite designers!

    Just stunning,

    Laura @alwayscolour

    • londonkirsty

      It was amazing Laura! You can catch it online (although not the same)!

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