Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A

Today I went to Gloucester Road to collect my Visa for Thailand. Yesterday I dropped it off for processing and then visited the Natural History Museum.

Today I chose to go to the V&A to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition because it is only on until the 2nd of August and I will still be away then. The exhibition is described as the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe. It was certainly much bigger than I expected and covered his entire career. I especially liked one of the pieces from his final 2010 collection; Plato’s Atlantis, in which the fabric for several pieces has been digitally printed with images of things such as jellyfish and moths wings.

It is totally worth going to see and it is free to members so you have absolutely no excuse not to go. There is not really any need to book (I didn’t) because they release tickets for each time slot every day.

It was amazing and I even bought the book, but I had a discounted student entry, I might not have done so if I had paid full price. These exhibits are so expensive now!

It was amazing though and used multi media to great effect. It was almost as good as the David Bowie exhibit I saw last year. But I won’t tell you any more in case you plan to see it.

In case you do want to book or just read more about it, here is the link:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/