The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition is opening in London this month. Hosted at the V&A from March to August, it will be a celebration of the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times.
The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, originally organised by the Costume Institute, was first displayed in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art from May to August 2011. It became the eighth most popular in the Met's 141-year history - behind Treasures of Tutankhamun (1978), Mona Lisa (1963), and Picasso (2010) - boasting a total of 661,509 visitors.
Curated by the V&A's senior curator of fashion Claire Wilcox, the London exhibition will be based on the original Met version, with Andrew Bolton - who worked on the New York exhibition - acting as consultant curator.
Momart is proud to have been the logistics partner for the original exhibition in New York, where our bespoke-made fine art packing crates, carrying the fragile garments, dresses and headpieces, were chosen to feature in a photo session for Vogue magazine promoting the exhibition at Met.