Swarovski is delighted to partner with the V&A in bringing Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty to London in spring 2015.
This landmark exhibition, the first major retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, tells the sartorial tale of a visionary designer who changed the face of fashion.
Savage Beauty, which will run from 14 March to 19 July 2015, features several show pieces created by Alexander McQueen in collaboration with Swarovski, including a crystal mesh hooded top from McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1999 collection, and Bird’s Nest Headdress, which was created in collaboration with Philip Treacy and Shaun Leane for his Autumn/Winter 2006 Widows of Culloden show.
The exhibition, which spans McQueen’s career from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished Autumn/Winter 2010 collection, premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2011, where it was one of the museum’s most visited shows. The V&A’s staging of Savage Beauty will bring the drama and spectacle that characterized McQueen’s runway shows back to London, the town where he grew up, studied and established his global fashion brand.