Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty

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Last month I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A museum, London. I had to purchase the book ‘Alexander McQueen’ edited by Claire Wilcox – a book published by the V&A in partnership with Swarovski (Initially held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York before being shown here).

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I have been to many exhibitions but this one in particular was pretty amazing. When I started studying Fashion at University I remember being in awe with Lee McQueen. Yes, his work was absolutely brilliant and breathtaking and at times, quite unbelievable etc etc but also, I don’t think I have ever read a bad word written about him. As a person he is spoken of so fondly with such admiration and kindness. His passion, dedication, talent and vision continued to deeply inspire me. Before you understood or had any insight into what his collections were based on, you could feel the energy and raw emotion when watching his shows. Thinking about the exhibition and how it managed to portray this is giving me shivers as I write this. It really was a powerful, well crafted exhibition – designed and presented in such a way as to provoke emotion and a desire to understand Lee as both a human being and an exceptional visionary. It really is an eloquent and deserving tribute to the designer and I would recommend anyone going to visit and taking a look for themselves whilst tickets are still available. Also, any chance to visit London for inspiration is as good an excuse as any…

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Click here to read more about Savage Beauty and to purchase tickets.

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