Is Alexander McQueen retrospective coming to London?
Following a record-breaking run at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty retrospective looks like its heading to London.
Almost 18 months after his death, McQueen is the subject of an online petition which hopes to bring the exhibition, which celebrates the designer’s life and work, to the capital.
More than 2,000 names have been added to the petition, started by Grazia magazine’s fashion editor at large Melanie Rickey, and now McQueen's representatives are in talks with museums and venues about hosting the show.
“Alexander McQueen appreciates the huge amount of interest the public has shown towards the Savage Beauty exhibition,” reads a statement from the McQueen camp.
“We have been in discussion with a number of major venues in London for some time now however nothing has been finalised. Please be assured that an official announcement will be made the moment we confirm our plans for London.”
Since it opened at the Met’s Costume Institute in May, Savage Beauty has attracted over 650,000 visitors making it the museum’s most visited fashion exhibition to date. It’s likely given McQueen’s popularity in his native UK that a repeat of the show in London would prove just as popular.
Here’s hoping it arrives on these shores soon.
Image from the New York Met Museum’s blog