Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty show to come to London

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Savage Beauty, the Metropolitan Museum's tribute to late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, will come to London next year.

The record-breaking exhibition will go on show at London's V&A museum from March 14 to July 19 2015.


 



"I am thrilled to announce that the V&A will bring this wonderful exhibition to London to celebrate the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times," Martin Roth, director of the V&A, said in a statement.

"Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here – by staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home."

The collection, which showcased Alexander's working from his MA graduate collection in 1992 to his unfinished Autumn/Winter 2010 season, was curated by The Costume Institute in New York and became one of the Met Museum's top ten most visited shows.


 



Its run time was originally from May 4 to August 7 2011, but was extended by a week due to popular demand.

With a staggering total of 661,509 visitors, it became the eighth most popular exhibition in the Met's 141-year history.

Curated by the V&A's senior curator of fashion Claire Wilcox, the London exhibition will be based on the original Met version, with Andrew Bolton - who curated the New York exhibition - acting as consultant curator. Supported by American Express and put on in partnership with Swarovski, it will cost £16 to visit, with concessions available and V&A members going free. Visit www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty or call 020 7420 9736 to book.

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