Alfred Loves…Alexander McQueen
2nd June 2015
This week we have been getting very cultured in the Alfred office, visiting the much talked about Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at London’s V&A museum.
The exhibition has almost sold out, however we were lucky enough to get our hands on tickets to visit last night and we can report that the exhibition was absolutely exceptional.
Covering McQueen’s visionary body of work from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, the exhibition takes you through a journey of his best pieces in a sensational fashion.
The exhibition is a show all of its own, with one of our highlights being the aptly named Cabinet of Curiosities room, filled with some of McQueen’s most iconic pieces. Featuring the famous splatter paint dress, rotating as it did on the S/S 09 catwalk when it was first introduced to us, as well as a huge collection of intricate body jewellery, his signature armadillo shoes and the instantly recognisable butterfly headpiece, you could easily spend hours in this room.
Perhaps one of the more interesting pieces presented within the exhibition was the rather ethereal and mesmerising recreation of the famous hologram of Kate Moss, as she appeared in the 2006 ‘Widows of Culloden’ show. Projected using an old Victorian method, ‘Pepper’s Ghost’ it is set to the soundtrack from Schindler’s List and we can say it was hard to tear yourself away.
We’d highly recommend grabbing a ticket if you can before it ends in August but for now enjoy some of our pictures!