Since discovering that London’s V&A was set to become the new home of the acclaimed Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, we’ve been eagerly awaiting to find out more. So we definitely weren’t disappointed when Vogue U.K. revealed some juicy details.
Revealing a selection of Alexander McQueen dresses at the #SavageBeauty press briefing. Exhibition opens 14 March, tickets on sale now. In partnership with @official_swarovski. Supported by @AmexUK Thanks to @MACcosmetics @worldmcqueen #fashion #exhibition #London #McQueen
Quite possibly the most exciting revelation was the life-size revival of his infamous Kate Moss hologram, originally from the designer’s 2006 runway show in response to her cocaine scandal. A miniature version was previously on display at the Met, but that’s nothing compared to the immersive experience of standing next to a full-size Kate.
McQueen’s humble origins and how he worked his way up within the fashion industry are widely known, but can you really recall all of his early work? Probably not, so it’s great to hear that the exhibition also includes a room that’s entirely themed around his early career in London. It’s always interesting to look at a designer’s work from the beginning of their career and see how their signatures developed over time.
Alexander McQueen AW09 See more at #SavageBeauty @vamuseum 14.03.15
Other highlights include the addition of 30 new items, such as the iconic pieces from his 2008 and 2009 collections as well as the red dress from his “The Girl Who Lived in the Tree” collection. Plus 40 extra pieces are also set to be included within the Cabinet of Curiosities accessories segment. We can’t wait!
The exhibition remains the Met Costume Institute’s most attended show to date, and given the news of the exciting new additions to its London showcase, it’s quite possible that it could very well set a new record at the V&A, too.