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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. 14 March – 2 August 2015. Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.

In partnership with
Swarovski
About the Exhibition
About the Exhibition

Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous …

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Visitor & Ticket Information
Visitor & Ticket Information

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. Visitor and ticket information for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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The Museum of Savage Beauty
The Museum of Savage Beauty

Explore the hidden stories behind some of Alexander McQueen's most remarkable objects. The designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s c…

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Trail: McQueen's V&A
Trail: McQueen's V&A

PDF file, 2.3 MB. The guide has been designed to take you around points of connection between the V&A and Alexander McQueen. He once said “The collections at the V&A never …

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Exhibition Range
Exhibition Range

The V&A Shop has brought together a specially created range, from exclusive fashion accessories and limited edition re-issues to fine art prints and photography.

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Events
Events

Details of talks, workshops and lectures taking place around the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

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Video: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - An Inside View
Video: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - An Inside View

An inside view of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition including interviews with Claire Wilcox, Katy England and Shaun Leane.

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Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy
Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy

Alexander McQueen was enormously talented and also recognised talent in others. McQueen’s collaboration with hat maker Philip Treacy was particularly productive. The two de…

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Video: Shaun Leane: Remaking of the Yashmak
Video: Shaun Leane: Remaking of the Yashmak

This film follows the remaking of the Yashmak for display in the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A. The Yashmak is an extraordinary piece from the Alex…

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Video: Highlights of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala
Video: Highlights of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala

Exclusive highlights from the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala and opening party, including interviews with special guests.

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Video: Behind the Scenes of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Video: Behind the Scenes of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Go behind the scenes as we prepare for the opening of our major exhibition

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Video: Time Lapse Film of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Video: Time Lapse Film of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Time lapse footage of how the exhibition all came together

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Video: BBC iPlayer Exclusive - Private View with Tinie Tempah
Video: BBC iPlayer Exclusive - Private View with Tinie Tempah

Musician, style icon and menswear ambassador for the British Fashion Council, Tinie Tempah takes the viewer on an exclusive tour of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. He tal…

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Video: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Teaser
Video: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Teaser

Experience a taste of our spectacular spring exhibition.

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Friday Late: Spectacle of the Species
Friday Late: Spectacle of the Species

Friday 27 March: From cocoons in gestation to birds in flight, the natural world was Alexander McQueen’s most prominent source of inspiration. Join us for an evening of ske…

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The V&A Magazine Spring 2015
The V&A Magazine Spring 2015

Featuring articles by Suzy Menkes and James Sherwood on the life and work of Alexander McQueen and an exclusive portrait by artist Anj Smith.

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Teachers' Resources: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Teachers' Resources: Alexander McQueen: Savage Bea…

Teacher resource for Key Stage 4&5: Art & Design and Design & Technology students.

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Also Showing in London
Also Showing in London

Alexander McQueen shows taking place in other museums and galleries around London

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In partnership with Swarovski

Swarovski is delighted to partner the V&A in bringing Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty to London. The crystal house and Alexander McQueen share a rich history, beginning in the 1990s when Isabella Blow introduced the young maverick designer to Nadja Swarovski. Swarovski went on to support McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1999 collection, the first of numerous collaborations including the creation, alongside Tord Boontje, of the V&A’s Grand Entrance crystal Christmas tree in 2003; and the dramatic Swarovski Gemstone-encrusted Bird’s Nest Headdress for his Autumn/Winter 2006 collection. Swarovski has worked with designers since Daniel Swarovski’s precision-cut stones became prized ingredients in the dressmaking ateliers of Paris, beginning the tradition of close collaboration between Swarovski and haute couture that remains to this day.​

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