A piece from Alexander McQueen's autumn/winter 2006 show
Alexander McQueen's dresses are finally coming home to London, as the V&A announces that it is to hold a retrospective of his work in March 2015.
Spanning everything from McQueen's 1992 MA graduate collect – which was famously bought in its entirety by the late Isabella Blow – to the autumn/winter 2010 collection that was left uncompleted following McQueen's suicide, this show is definitely not one to be missed.
The exhibition, entitled Savage Beauty, broke records when it was originally shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and this will be the first time it will be presented in Europe.
London couldn't be more of a fitting setting for the show, given this was where McQueen lived as a child and worked as an adult. 'London's where I was brought up. It's where my heart is and where I get my inspiration,' said the designer in 2000.
'I am thrilled to announce that the V&A will bring this wonderful exhibition to London to celebrate the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times,' said Martin Roth, the V&A Director.
'Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here – by staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home.'
This is going to be one popular exhibition, and as such tickets go on sale this morning at 10am. So if you want to make sure you see what promises to be one of the most spectacular fashion shows ever to be held in the capital, we suggest you don't hang about.
By Olivia Marks