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Closed Exhibition - Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
In partnership with
Swarovski

Periscope Tour of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

This tour was originally broadcast live on Periscope on 21 July 2015

Re-live the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty experience with this exhibition tour from our archives, lead by Senior Research Assistant Kate Bethune. 

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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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