I can't believe it's been a month since I went to the V&A to see this amazing exhibit and I've only just got round to sharing it with you, it's still as fresh as yesterday. My friend is a huge McQueen fan so was desperate to see it and being a lover of fashion, I wasn't going to say no. However, I wasn't really expecting to get what we got. From the start to the finish, the amount of work and love poured into sharing the stories of the late Alexander Lee McQueen's creations was flawless. It is on until the 2nd August however advance tickets online are now sold out so you have to try your luck on the day. Go if you can, you won't be disappointed. Here's a sneak peak of some (and I mean only some - you seriously got your monies worth) of my favourites.
|The Black Swan gown - look at those feathers!|
|Appliqué embroidery and beads|
|Dyed ostrich feathers and hand-painted glass microscope slides|
|His use of feathers was breath taking|
McQueen was a genius in his field, always pushing the boundaries, he was fearless. His use of materials was also so exciting, from crocodile heads to feathers, it was art in it's finest form. I was utterly captivated walking around looking at the exhibit, feeling so privileged to be viewing his own thoughts in his masterpieces. Being a slightly (!) emotional person I was also sad about this huge loss, not in the least to our world of fashion but also that of a human being who clearly had such creative passion in him. This was further cemented when the same friend insisted we go to see the theatre show which was yet another creative masterpiece. It was a short glimpse into McQueens life with dance, costumes and superb actors. It's only having a short stint but if it tours - go and see it.