“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.” – Alexander McQueen, January 2000

There aren’t many things that stop us in our tracks, maybe a really great shoe sale or LFW, but when we heard that The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition would be crossing the pond Semple HQ was suitably shocked, excited, and all other manner of wonderful adjectives, at the sheer prospect!

Hosted by none other than the historic Victoria and Albert Museum the iconic costume exhibition will run from March 14 to July 19 2015. The exhibition, which is set to be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe, will showcase the late designers legendary body of work – from his 1992 MA graduate show to his tragically unfinished autumn/winter 2010 collection.


Courtesy of BrownsFashion.com

Savage Beauty was originally displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2011. Organised by the Costume Institute, it became one of the museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions.

“Savage Beauty is a celebration of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time. Lee was a genius and a true visionary who pushed the boundaries, challenged and inspired. He believed in creativity and innovation and his talent was limitless,” said Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen.


Courtesy of the Met Museum


Courtesy of the Met Museum

McQueen will forever be remembered as one of the true greats in British fashion history. As well as being appointed CBE in 2003, McQueen was also named International Designer of the Year at the Council of Fashion Designer Awards, and named British Designer of Year a staggering four times.

To secure your place and indulge in the creative genius of one of the most controversially iconic designers of our time click here.

By Jenna Jones


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