Closed Exhibition - Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
CBBC Documentary - My Life: Fantastic Mr Fashion
Tuesday 17 November, CBBC, 17.00
This documentary follows Isaac, a 17-year-old who lives and breathes fashion design. He is about to take on his biggest challenge yet: to be accepted as a designer into the prestigious Brighton Fashion Week. Along the way, Issac reflects on his experience of Asperger's, bullying and the complex mental health issues faced by today's teenagers.
In this trailer, Isaac travels to London to visit the V&A and find inspiration from the work of his hero, Alexander McQueen.
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.