Never-Before-Seen Footage of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A

Check out this beautiful behind-the-scenes video from The Victoria & Albert Museum, made to celebrate the closing of their record-breaking fashion exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Closing on midnight on August 2nd after a 23-week run, Savage Beauty was one of the most successful exhibitions ever held at the iconic arts and design museum, drawing in nearly half a million visitors from all around the world. 

The show was originally staged across the pond at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, before making the transition over to McQueen’s own hometown of London earlier this year. The V&A opened its doors to the exhibition back in March, marking the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe. Showcasing a wide range of designs that spanned from McQueen’s 1992 MA graduate creations to his unfinished A/W10 collection, Savage Beauty was also the first exhibition to remain open at The V&A throughout the night, in an effort to meet the overwhelming demand for tickets in the last two weeks.

 

Savage Beauty in Numbers from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.