V&A - Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition


On Sunday myself and my friend Bailey travelled up to London to go and see the iconic Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition at the V&A. It was absolutely incredible, I couldn't bring myself to leave! McQueen's most breathtaking, original and even infamous pieces (like the 'bumster') were displayed on inhuman looking mannequins. Each room in the exhibition had a different "theme" which was usually based on the 'look' of the collection. The atmosphere was quite dark and disturbing, as intense and somewhat saddening music played with occasional Alexander McQueen voice overs cutting into the music. It was extremely eerie and, in a way, upsetting. Quotes from McQueen himself were written on dimly lit walls and these quotes really showed the darker side of McQueen. His suicide in February 2010 shocked the world, but through these distressing quotes and the disturbing pieces he created his struggles are really made clear in the exhibition - but it is definitely not in bad taste. The only way to describe the exhibition is a dark but insanely beautiful celebration of his talent.

Although we were not allowed to take photographs in the exhibition, I managed to sneak a few for you to see! They only feature a couple of rooms out of many, but I thought it's better than nothing!

 

 



Unfortunately, those were the only pictures we managed to sneak from the exhibition. We were told off multiple times for having our phones out, but thankfully there was a different security guard in every room so it was never the same person that had to tell us off! That way we could just pretend that we had no idea that phones weren't allowed. Great plan? Yes.

Savage Beauty was so inspiring, we spent over two and a half hours just marvelling over McQueen's work and reading every individual quote we could find on the wall, floor and mannequin stands. I promise I'm not exaggerating when I say that it was absolutely unforgettable. If you have the chance to go I would 100% recommend it, especially if you are interested in more radical, disturbed and infamous fashion. Before and after our time slot in the exhibition, we walked around the general V&A which has some really interesting rooms and pieces displayed. Here we could take as many pictures as we pleased!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
So those were some pictures from our trip to the V&A and the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition in London. If you live in the UK, or maybe are planning to visit over the summer, the exhibition finishes on the 2nd of August so I would highly highly highly recommend you go to this! The V&A has some amazing things on display as well and entry is free so if you aren't interested in McQueen or you go and the tickets are sold out before you get to the ticket desk (as they only give out 200 tickets a day so you should get there at 10am, when it opens, to get tickets) then you can still have a look at their incredible displays featuring everything from Fashion and Performing Arts pieces to Architecture and Glass work.
 
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you've ever been (or plan on going) to the V&A or the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition!
 
Georgia x

9 comments

  1. this is so cool! i wish i lived near london so i could go see it :( and you're so brave to be taking photos haha. i'm a total goodie two shoes so i would've been shaking every time a security guard looked at me

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  2. This sounds so cool and interest! I couldn't believe it when he committed suicide, I'd imagine it's quite eerie seeing and hearing it all.

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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  3. so nice :)
    Kisses!

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  4. This looks so cool! Mc Queen does have this dark undertone to it so not surprised by the feel of the exhibit! Glad you got to see it. Great post

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  5. Wow I'm so jealous and so thankful you were able to capture these shots so we could see!!! Such a lovely post:)

    Have a great night!

    Laura
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  6. Oh wow, that looks amazing I would have love to have gone! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. This is giving me life dear! I had so much fun reading your life experiences and happy moments, and oh great visuals too ♥

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  8. Oh wow, that looks so awesome! Good thing you sneaked a few pics here and there ;)

    Xxx
    Naomi in Wonderland

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  9. I went to the McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit when it was NYC a few years back & it was truly stunning. His work was eerily beautiful. So sad that he is no longer with us.
    -c.

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