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Plato’s Atlantis silk dress by Alexander McQueen , 2010, Museum No. T.11-2010, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Name: Louise Rytter

Role: Research Assistant, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Research Interests

I am the Research Assistant on the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. I support Senior Curator Claire Wilcox and Senior Exhibition Research Assistant Kate Bethune with the development and delivery of this major exhibition. I have previously assisted Curator Edwina Ehrman on the V&A’s exhibition Wedding Dresses 1775-2014. I have a First Class Honours in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and have worked for the Danish Design Centre, Fantastic Man magazine and The Gentlewoman magazine.

Selected Research Outputs (Exhibitions)

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Books and exhibition catalogues

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2015)

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Make/believe (Paperback)

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