Saturday, 25 July 2015

Wanderlust: Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty

Last weekend I headed up to London to the V&A museum to see the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition. It was actually a belated bday present but this was the earliest I could book tickets for as it was almost sold out! Cameras in there are not allowed so I admit I was abit sneaky and took a couple of shots on my iphone. 

We went in the evening which was cool as its pretty atmospheric in there as the design team have worked really hard to make all of McQueens collections fit in to all the different settings including my favourite McQueen dress (above) which is in the Romantic Naturalism section along with this beauty...hello wedding dress inspo! 

Every collection, has its own themed room to match the collection my favourite though was the second room which followed his earliest graduate collection. The Victorian gothic room was just stunning with huge mirrors and atmospheric lighting. I think I was in this room almost as long as I was in the square centre piece room (The cabinet of curiosity's) which contained accessories and shoes he collaborated on with designers such as Philip Treacy. There was just so much detail on the clothes to look at and so many different fabrics and mindblowing amazingness. This feathered dress from The Horn of Plenty AW10 is just incredible,

Other collections also included VOSS (The Asylum Show 2001, His Japanese/American style collection; Its Only a Game, Highland Rape (see another fantastic feather dress below) , It's a Jungle Out There and his final collection, futuritic Plato's Atlantis

If the exhibition was going on till the end of the year I would definitely go again, but it finishes on the 2nd August! :( Due to popular demand though, they have now released an additional 12,000 night tickets to book from tonight (24th July) till this sunday till 10pm and also for the final weekend next weekend where the exhibition will be open till 11pm. Tickets are £17.60 and are timed so make sure you get there a good 15 mins before you're allotted time as there is a que!

I did raid the gift shop abit afterwards! I got the McQueen hardback book I've been wanting for yeeeears. Metropolitan Museum of Art Edition. Savage Beauty postcards set and some beautiful Swarovski blue iron on gems.. may use these somewhere on my wedding dress or veil!

The Horn of Plenty A/W09
Alexander McQueen 1997

If you are unable to go but wanna buy something from the giftshop you can go on to the V&A shop online and buy something awesome from the McQueen section that's been specially set up for the exhibition,

Find out more about the exhibition here

love sarah x 

Image credits: McQueen photograph by Marc Hom and Horn of plenty image by firstVIEW

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