I had a chance to go see the Savage Beauty exhibit yesterday. Needless to say, it is definitely worth a visit. Whether or not you are a fashion fan or an Alexander McQueen fan, this was definitely something worth spending an hour or so of your day. Its a beautifully presented exhibit. In fact, its more of a show than an exhibit.
This isn’t a long post reviewing the exhibit – they are too many people way more qualified who have already done that. There is the original New York Times review of the exhibit when it took place in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Suzy Menkes has, of coures, reviewed it for the Vogue and if interested, you can also have a read of the Guardian’s slightly critical (but very valid) review as well.
This video is great and shows you a bit of the show. Of course, being there, with such dramatic exhibits in front of you, with the music and Alexander McQueen’s voice playing in the background is a different experience altogether.
They even have a visual of the Kate Moss hologram which is stunning. Have a look at the video of the original runway show here.
The cheapest tickets are £17 which is all you need. You can book the tickets on the Victoria and Albert Museum website. The earliest tickets available are at the end of June. (Don’t scoff, when I booked the tickets in February when the exhibit hadn’t even started, the earliest weekend tickets I got were yesterdays).
It takes about an hour to an hour and a half to see the full show but I would recommend booking tickets for the earliest possible time (10:00 am) since its likely to be the least crowded. We reached at 9:30 am and there was already a line waiting outside.
Even if you don’t have tickets you can line up and get the tickets they release for the day. This is, of course, risky and only about 200 people will receive tickets so it should only be a last ditch attempt.