Fashion editor starts petition to bring McQueen exhibition to London
Friday 12 August 2011
Following the closing of the New York Metropolitan Museum's record-breaking Savage Beauty display, voices have been raised that it should travel the world. UK
Grazia fashion editor-at-large Melanie Rickey is now calling on social media to make it happen and "bring McQueen home."
"The fact remains that the exhibition should have been staged in London," she writes on her blog. "It is a well known fact that most British editors think that the McQueen exhibition took place in New York is a scandal."
As for why exactly Savage Beauty should come to the British capital, Rickey lists these reasons:
1. Lee Alexander McQueen was born and raised in London by Londoners.
2. He was educated at London's most famous art school St Martins School of Art, and trained on London's most famous tailoring street, Savile Row.
3. He lived and worked in London.
4. He began and made his name and career in London.
5. He loved London.
6. The Alexander McQueen business is based in London, and directed by an English designer.
6. British people want this.
According to Rickey, London's Victoria & Albert Museum " would love to host the exhibition" and would "really want to present McQueen's work to our huge fashion and design audience here in the UK."
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty attracted more than 650,000 visitors, which is comparable to the Met's Mona Lisa (1963) and Treasures of Tutankhamun (1978) exhibitions.
Tweet #bringMcQueenexhibitonhome to join the petition.
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