Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty: V&A releases trailer ahead of exhibition opening next week

The London museum teases the thousands of visitors expected with thrilling film

Linda Sharkey
Friday 06 March 2015 12:16 GMT
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Portrait of Alexander McQueen 1997
Photographed by Marc Hom
Portrait of Alexander McQueen 1997 Photographed by Marc Hom

With just over a week to go until the V&A opens its doors to the highly-anticipated Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, the London museum has released a new thrilling teaser film.

The exhibition, which opens on 14 March, has had record sales, releaseing extra tickets and extending the event by two weeks to cope with the demand.

Visitors are expected to attend from around the world to see the ground-breaking work of Lee Alexander McQueen.

Savage Beauty will feature over 200 retrospective pieces by the late British fashion designer, including 30 new pieces not seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where the exhibition was originally staged in 2011.

At the time, the exhibition attracted over 661,000 visitors and sold over 100,000 copies of the accompanying catalogue.

It is not surprising that the exhibition’s homecoming has resulted in record breaking sales for the V&A with the new trailer helping to build excitement ahead of the opening.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty 14 March – 2 August 2015, vam.ac.uk

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