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The collections at the V&A never fail to intrigue and inspire me

Alexander McQueen

This unique collection features standout pieces of menswear and womenswear, jewellery and accessories from throughout Alexander McQueen's celebrated career, reflecting the V&A's rich and long-lasting relationship with McQueen and his work.

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Lee Alexander McQueen (1969 – 2010) is one of the most revered designers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The McQueen pieces in our collection mirror his varied fascinations – from nature to historicism – and reveal the designer's masterly combination of artistry and technical expertise. During his lifetime, McQueen was celebrated in two Fashion in Motion events at the V&A, giving visitors the chance to see his designs live on the catwalk. The varied objects in the Museum's collections – from textiles to woodcarvings – were a direct source of inspiration for the designer, who once said, "The collections at the V&A never fail to intrigue and inspire me".

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Background image: Background image: Dress, Alexander McQueen, 2009, Italy. Museum no. T.29-2012. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London