With fashion exhibitions becoming a thing last year, it really doesn’t come as a surprise that one was made in honor of Alexander McQueen, a British visionary when it came to fashion who sadly committed suicide in 2010. But, while he may no longer be with us, his legacy will live on and what better way to honor it then by showcasing his work of almost two decades in the biggest exhibition featuring more than 200 pieces and accessories that McQueen, himself designed.
The exhibition will open its gates on March 14thand will go on until August 2ndin V&A museum in London and will be displayed in 10 rooms, showcasing the outfits from the 1990s until McQueen’s last fall/winter collection from 2010 which was finished after McQueen’s death by Sarah Burton. You can imagine how much of a hot issue the exhibition already is when a whopping number of 2,000 journalists from all over the world are expected at the preview of the exhibition.
This is not the first time that an exhibition was done in order to honor Alexander McQueen, the first one was set in New York’s Metropolitan Museum back in 2011, but the new one will be more elaborate and will focus on McQueen’s early days as well. The famous designer was born in London’s East Side so having the exhibition in London makes for a great idea.
The curator of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Claire Wilcox had this to say about the exhibition, “I remain amazed at his creativity and his imagination…. and what we now have here in the V&A is a collection of more than fashion – he draws on so many inspirations that you see fashion pushed to its extremes.”
McQueen was known to push the boundaries of fashion and was not one to shy away from taking risks which is one of the reasons he was a crowd favorite. Many celebrities showcased his fashion on the red carpets with the most obvious being Lady Gaga. Hopefully, the exhibition will have the same McQueen effect we all know and love.