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Savage Beauty

Duck feather dress by Alexander McQueen from The Horn of Plenty, A/W 2009-10 Model: Magdalena Frackowiak represented by dna model management New York, Image: firstVIEW

Duck feather dress by Alexander McQueen from The Horn of Plenty, A/W 2009-10
Model: Magdalena Frackowiak represented by dna model management New York Image: firstVIEW

For those who aren’t familiar with this image, it’s from the Alexander McQueen exhibition ‘Savage Beauty’ currently showing at the V&A museum in London. I’ve seen it twice already but am happy to be going a third time to one of the late night shows they’ve added before it finishes on the 2nd August.

I’m not much into fashion but he was a genius. In his own words “You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.” You can see his Saville Row training, particularly in his early work, but then you see his style and creativity flourish. I’d wear most of it – especially the early, formal pieces and most of the tartan collection. And his armadillo shoes (see below). Not for every day wear but I’d love to try walking in a pair. The models didn’t seem to have a problem (apart from one or two who reminded me of Bambi).

Anyway, I’m not going to write about him as it’s been said better on the V&A site (link below). Just that he is inspiring and if ‘Savage Beauty’ ever comes your way, don’t miss it. Enjoy these extra couple of images, thanks to the V&A:

Jellyfish ensemble and Armadillo shoes by Alexander McQueen from Plato’s Atlantis, S/S 2010 Model: Polina Kasina, © Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

Jellyfish ensemble and Armadillo shoes by Alexander McQueen from Plato’s Atlantis, S/S 2010
Model: Polina Kasina, © Lauren Greenfield/INSTITUTE

'Platos Atlantis' gallery by Alexander McQueen from Savage Beauty at the V&A 2015 Credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

‘Platos Atlantis’ gallery by Alexander McQueen from Savage Beauty at the V&A 2015
Credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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

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