He was one of London’s most influential designers, born and bred in the capital, and now Alexander McQueen’s visionary designs will be celebrated with an exhibition at The V&A from 14 March – 19 July 2015

“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.”- Alexander McQueen, January 2000

This will be the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, and it will showcase McQueen’s creative body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.

“Savage Beauty is a celebration of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time. Lee was a genius and a true visionary who pushed boundaries, challenged and inspired. He believed in creativity and innovation and his talent was limitless,” says Sarah Burton, Creative Director Alexander McQueen.


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The original version of Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the Museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions, and now it is coming to London in what promises to be one of the V&A’s most popular exhibitions.

Tickets are on sale now: Admission £16 (concessions available), V&A Members go free

Savage Beauty comes to the V&A with the support of the house of Alexander McQueen, and in partnership with Swarovski and American Express.


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