1st April 2015
They say that time is a healer, but for the fashion world the loss of legend Alexander McQueen is still as raw as it was back in 2010 when the designer finally took his own life after years of depression. An enormous talent lost to a cruel and dark mental illness that, it was later revealed, almost drove him to end his life on stage during one of his own shows.
There are many still not prepared to accept the loss of their beloved McQueen, and, determined to keep the designer alive, the V&A who once commissioned the designer to create a Swavorski crystal Christmas tree for their front lobby and also acted as a haven where McQueen spent many years sketching have now launched their latest exhibition “Savage Beauty,” a celebration of the designers original works.
A narrative of romance, beauty and betrayal, the collection embraces everything that was the very essence of McQueen. Delicate intricate patterns, crafted lovingly into the finest materials, combined with leather and metals for a feel of dark sexual fetish, creating beautiful monsters of those who wore his clothes.
Already the exhibition has been extended by popular demand. The V&A have had to add an extra 50,000 tickets and run slots morning, noon and night to cope with the crowds, truly proving that a man such as Alexander McQueen can be gone, but never forgotten.