The the enormously successful exhibition of Alexander McQueen’s work staged by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, is coming to London in 2015. Tickets will go on sale this morning, 25th April, at 10am.
The V&A’s Director Martin Roth said of the announcement: “I am thrilled to announce that the V&A will bring this wonderful exhibition to London to celebrate the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times. Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here – by staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home.”
The exhibition includes pieces from his 1992 MA graduate collection up to his unfinished AW 2010 collection. The eponymous brand’s current Creative Director Sarah Burton described the exhibition as, “a celebration of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time. Lee was a genius and a true visionary who pushed boundaries, challenged and inspired. He believed in creativity and innovation and his talent was limitless.”
Demand for tickets is likely to be huge, since the exhibition attracted more than 660,000 visitors to the MET, making it the eight most visited show in the museum’s history.