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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty

A mix of some of the postcards from the official set - via the V&A gift shop


On Sunday I went to the V&A to see an exhibition; this wasn’t just any exhibition, this was Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty event and it was one of the most creative and inspiring exhibits I’ve been to.

Personally, I’ve never been that madly in love with his designs, but over the last few years I’ve gained a fondness for him and his creations through my love of Isabella Blow.  Now seeing his collections in this spectacular way, I have a complete change of heart – the man was a genius!


Left: Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen - Hand-painted turkey feathers  - La Dame Bleue Spring/Summer 2008
Right: Silk tulle with lace and resin antlers - Widows of Culloden Autumn/Winter 2006

The curator for this show has done a fabulous job of making these mannequins come alive – usually when you go to some of these exhibits you walk around and you say to yourself “yeah this is nice” or “wouldn’t wear that!!” and so on, and really all your looking at are the clothes. Not here, not in this show.  The room is alive with fantasy and drama – the clothes are a mix of different fabrics and finishes - it blows your mind!  


The room I loved most was the “Cabinets of Curiosity” – you could sit in this room all day, and I bet you will still haven’t seen everything Alexander McQueen has to give.


From tartan, to feathers, to leather, to masks to outrageous shoes that make Irregular Choice look well regular!  If you can, this is a must attend event for all fashionistas!  It’s not on for very long, August 2nd and tickets are selling fast, so get them booked as it’s the best show in town!


Left: Silk jacquard with enamel embroidery - Plato's Atlantis Spring/Summer 2010
Right: McQueen wool tartan, silk net, lace, tulle and leather - Widows of Culloden Autumn/Winter 2006



The images in this post are taken by me from the postcards I purchased – as cameras are not allowed.