With the V&A exhibition, Savage Beauty coming up in London, I though that it would be a great opportunity to write a post about “Lee Alexander McQueen”, known as Alexander McQuenn “The Great”.
The V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, and this Spring 2015, the V&A will present Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, from his MA graduate collection (1992) to his unfinished A/W collection (2010).
The original exhibition of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was in New York, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011) and became one of the Museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions.
Tickets are now available from less than £20, so if you are a big McQueen’s fan, this exhibition is definitely a must seen!
Born in London, Alexander McQueen was one of the most shocking designers on the runway, and some of his most memorables shows are:
- Highland Rape (Autumn/Winter 1995) : consider his breakthrough, one of his many more to come controversial collections.
- Untitled, golden shower (Spring/Sumer 1998): The ribcage corset (cast from a human skeleton) is one of his most memorable pieces.
- No.13 (Spring/Summer 1999): the shows were becoming performance of art, the highlight of this show is the super model “Shalom Harlow” stood on a revolving platform being spray painted live on the runway by two robots!
- Voss (spring/Summer 2001): this show is one of the most famous catwalks in history, the audience was forced to see their reflections for over an hour in a giant mirrored cube were they could see the models but the models couldn’t see the public.
- It’s only a Game (Spring/Summer 2005): McQueen transformed the runway into a chess game, bringing the game to life through the models.
- Widows of Culloden (Autumn/Winter 2006): were the designer closed the show with a hologram video starring Kate Moss.
- La Dame Blue (Spring/Summer 2008): Isabella Blow’s tribute (created only 5 month after his very good friend Isabella’s death), were the models walked through a huge set of metal angel’s wings.
- The Horn of Plenty (Autumn/Winter 2009): one of his most extravagant projects.
- Plato’s Atlantis (Spring/Summer 2010): the models walked the catwalk on his famous “Armadillo’s shoes” with Lady Gaga’s soundtrack (Bad romance).
- Untitled (Autumn/Winter 2010): a day before his mother’s funeral, McQueen committed suicide in his apartment in London, his unfinished last collection is known as unique as was he.
Tomorrow I will post a picture in Twitter and Instagram with my only Alexander McQueen’s piece, as my tribute to one of the greatest designer in the fashion history, share yours in the comments.
You can also check the website below, were you can buy any of Alexander McQueen’s designs as well as any others great designer’s pieces.
Here I leave you with McQueen’s most iconic moments…sweet dreams fashionistas!