Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition 2015

“London is where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.”

The words of Lee McQueen greet you when you enter the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, as its doors finally open at the Victoria & Albert Musuem today.After months of anticipation and build-up, the pressure was on for the V&A to deliver a display that not only tops the wildly successful Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition four years ago, but also somehow pays tribute to Lee the man, Lee the Londoner, in a more personal way.

The show closes, appropriately, with  Plato’s Atlantis,  the final show that McQueen himself presided over. The show, playing behind the display, ends with Lee’s shy final wave, and reminds us once again of how much we have lost as well as gained.

Exhibition will end on August 2nd.



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