When New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art first put on the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," a year after the legendary designer passed away, it welcomed 661,509 visitors through its doors. The exhibition became the eigth most visited show in the museum's 141-year history, putting it in the ranks with "Treasures of Tutankhamun" (1978), "Mona Lisa" (1963), and "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art" (2010). Now the Victoria and Albert Museum is bringing the surfire blockbuster to London.
Made possible by support from Swarovski and American Express, the V&A will put on the McQueen retrospective in the spring of 2015. The show spans from the designer's 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection.
“Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here," said Martin Roth, the director of the V&A. "By staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home.”
While the show won't open for a whole year, tickets are already on sale here. They're sure to sell out fast.