Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

For the first time in Europe, a large retrospective called “Savage Beauty” will present the works of Alexander McQueen at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Ranked among the most extraordinary creative talents of our times, McQueen enchanted the world of fashion with his innovative creations until his tragic death in 2010. McQueen started his journey to the top of fashion after leaving school at the age of 16 to start an apprenticeship as a tailor. After gathering experience and having worked in Italy, he returned to London to start his master’s degree in fashion design at the renowned Central Saint Martins, which he successfully finished. Succeeding John Galliano, McQueen was appointed head designer at Givenchy where he worked until 2001. After that, he put all his creative energy into his own fashion brand until 2010. Before London, the exhibition was originally presented at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2011 where it attracted more than 600.000 visitors – one of the most successful exhibitions in the history of the museum. The London exhibition will start on March 14th and run until August 2nd.