If you are a fashion lover, you must know the V&A Museum.

The world’s leading museum of art & design,

the place with rich textile & fashion archives and galleries-

The Victoria & Albert Museum 

This time,

presenting and celebrating one of Britain’s

most brilliant and innovative fashion designer of all times –

Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty

14 March – 2 August 2015

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You would expect that all advance tickets online are sold out! It took Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by STORM.

Yes, this is how popular the exhibition is.

You would expect a long long line-up even if you go when it opens at 10am.

But yes, the trick is to get an annual membership pass that can allow you to bring a friend,

to avoid the no ticket situation and to also get in for free, plus to use the lounge when you are ever tired, hungry and needing a break.

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And here the journey begins.

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The Inimitable, Lee Alexander McQueen

1969 – 2010

I still remembered when McQueen died in 2010, I was actually in London.

I went to the store to pay my respect, and the McQueen family was there.

The shop was lit up with candles, and filled with ever grief and sorrow.

I wrote on the memorial book –

“Your soaring talent will always hold a special place in my heart.”

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London is where my heart is also!

It makes it ever so special to visit this home-coming exhibition in London,

the home of Alexander McQueen,

filled with limitless bounds of imagination and romance.

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McQueen left school and became a tailor apprentice on Savile Row in Mayfair before he went to Central St. Martin’s.

He had an extraordinary visionary of the human body.

He made clothes from the side where he can see the skeletal armature of the body and

the also worse shape of a body and he made it at it’s very best.

We all remember how he created his signature bumster which elongated the torso,

sensational and provocative.

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Gothic sensibility was a recurring them in McQueen’s collection.

He is always the romantic victorian kind of gothic.

It even has pieces from his Givenchy times.

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And of course we remember the iconic exclusive use of his family tartan – the MacQueen tartan

It was a reference to McQueen’s Scottish heritage and political history issues.

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From The Girl who Lived in the Tree  AW2008

The magnificent, beautiful and majestic fairy tale coat.

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The Cabinet of Curiosities

This was an eye-opener. It has the many iconic runway pieces and

also the number of amazing runway show pieces, accessories, head-pieces in particular, and creations

including with many designers that McQueen partnered with like Philip Treacy.

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Butterfly headdress – Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen, La Dame Bleue, SS2008

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How can we not remember this dress?

Alexander McQueen was always the highlight of any fashion week

with theatrical show performances that always “WOW” the world.

Did you know that McQueen always begin a collection until he has developed an idea for his show?

His runway was always the catalyst to this visionary designer’s creative process.

Credits: Yukikoandthe on Youtube

No. 13 was McQueen’s favourite show, it was a masterpiece!

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The iconic Kate Moss hologram of the 2006 Widow of Culloden Show that reappeared at the exhibition.

Credit: Bizarbin on Youtube

Beautiful, simply stunning!

Don’t forget to check out other iconic pieces at the exhibition!

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Take a break at the lounge before we go souvenir shopping!

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So many Alexander McQueen souvenirs made exclusively for V&A!

http://www.vandashop.com

Thank you, Lee Alexander McQueen, you have left a lasting legacy, 

and have opened our world’s to no bounds in limitation to how we see beauty,

your beauty.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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

Stay tuned for more exhibitions!

xx

Leslie