Alexander McQueen's Popular 'Savage Beauty' Exhibition Coming to the UK
By Staff Reporter
"Savage Beauty," an exhibition created in tribute to the extravagant work of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, is coming to Britain, his homeland.
The exhibition tells the story of the British designer's life through his catwalk collections and the clothing archives of his nearest and dearest, said The Independent.
After opening in May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the exhibition drew more than 650,000 visitors, becoming the museum's most viewed exhibition ever.
After a petition calling for a UK exhibition started by Melanie Rickey, fashion editor at large at Grazia magazine, gained more than 2,000 signatures, representatives of McQueen announced it will be coming to London.
"McQueen was from London and his designs were inspired by it, and I think the exhibition should be seen in situ. I'm talking to lots of people who believe we could make it more relevant here," Rickey told The Independent.
McQueen, 40, grew up in the East End and was educated at London's Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design.
In a statement, McQueen's company said: "Alexander McQueen appreciates the huge amount of interest the public has shown towards the 'Savage Beauty' exhibition. We have been in discussion with a number of major venues in London for some time now however nothing has been finalised. Please be assured that an official announcement will be made the moment we confirm our plans for London."
McQueen, known for his energetic and extravagant catwalk shows, took his own life on Feb. 11, 2010.
Some of McQueen's eccentric creations exhibited at "Savage Beauty" are his "bumster" jeans and ballgowns made from freshly cut flowers, reports The Independent.