Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty |the V&A

Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A with my textiles group and thought I’d share a few things which really interested me.

First of all I’d just like to point out you weren’t allowed to take any photos in the exhibition and have sourced these ones for the post online. The photos don’t do the garments the justice they deserve and I would highly reccommend anyone and everyone to go and see it… I know I’ll be visiting again!

Back Story

Alexander McQueen, born in Lewisham and grew up in East London, was an innovative, creative, imaginative fashion designer but started his career interning on Savile Row, the famous tailoring area in London at the age of 16. The tailoring techniques learnt here, McQueen used throughout his works and have influenced all of his fashion shows. After spending a few years interning both in London and abroad in Milan, Italy, McQueen enrolled into the MA Fashion degree at Central Saint Martins, London. McQueen completed his degree, with his catwalk show pieces being snapped up all by one buyer, Isbella Bow. 

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To write his life out in a blog post is entirely impossible, but it was his beginnings and working class roots which have particularly inspired me. The creative mind teamed with the value of knowledge put McQueen in an amazing position for success.

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‘I find beauty in the grotesque, like most artists. I have to force people to look at things.’ – Alexander McQueen

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I don’t really know what else to say. I love Alexander McQueen and have honestly been inspired to design and make clothes which reflect my views and my perspective on life. I reccommend you booking a ticket to see the exhibition, buy the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition or just finding out more about this captivating designer.

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If you fancy you can check out my favourite Alexander McQueen fashion show moments here:

To catch a glimpse of inside the exhibition watch this video!!

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