Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, a retrospective of the late fashion designer's work, opens at the V&A on 14 March and runs until 2 August 2015.

The show features works from throughout McQueen's career, from his 1992 MA graduate show to his unfinished autumn/winter 2010 collection.

Savage Beauty is 2014's must-see exhibition, with 30,000 advance tickets selling out in record time. The V&A has released a further 50,000 tickets and extended the run. In addition, 200 tickets will be available every day on the door on a first-come-first-serve basis.

IBTimesUK presents a preview of the imaginatively staged retrospective of one of Britain's greatest designers.

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty features 240 ensembles and accessories from throughout the British designer's careerLeon Neal/AFP
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Creations from the It's Only a Game spring/summer 2005 collection are displayed at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria and Albert MuseumLeon Neal/AFP
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A dress from the Alexander McQueen It's Only A Game, spring/summer 2005 collection is reflected in mirrors at the Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&ASuzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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A dress from the Alexander McQueen The Girl Who Lived In The Tree autumn/winter 2008 collectionAnthony Harvey/Getty Images
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Dresses from the Alexander McQueen The Girl Who Lived In The Tree autumn/winter 2008 collectionSuzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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A creation from the Eshu autumn/winter 2000 collectionLeon Neal/AFP
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A dress from the Alexander McQueen Eshu, autumn/winter 2000-2001 collectionSuzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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Creations from the Eshu autumn/winter 2000 collectionLeon Neal/AFP
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A dress encrusted with razor clam shells from the Voss spring/summer 2001 collectionLeon Neal/AFP
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Earrings and a nosebar from the Irere spring/summer 2003 collectionLeon Neal/AFP
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A creation from the autumn/winter 2010 collectionLeon Neal/AFP
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A silk dress from The Widows of Culloden autumn/winter 2006 collectionLeon Neal/AFP
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A creation from the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious autumn/winter 2002 collectionLeon Neal/AFP
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A staff member poses with dresses from the Alexander McQueen Plato's Atlantis spring/summer 2010 collectionSuzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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Journalists look at some of the creations on show at the V&ALeon Neal/AFP