‘You’ve got to learn the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules, but to keep the tradition’ - Alexander McQueen
This carefully curated exhibition is brimming with examples of where McQueen has brought together vulgarity and beauty, modernity and tradition, sexuality and androgeny. Nowhere else would you see bondage juxtaposed with femininity, models as chess pieces or so many real life breasts in a world renowned museum.
Each of the five rooms within the exhibition has a distinct flavour and showcases the brilliance of McQueen and his collections. The Cabinet of Curiosities is a real highlight and feast for the eyes. Despite the room being full of fellow visitors, there was a calm amongst us as we were in awe in the presence of such genius.
TOP TIP – Arrive just before 10am and you can purchase tickets on the day. The V&A has reserved 200 tickets for the dedicated.
Ensure you stop off for a coffee in the stunning V &A Café before you step back into reality.
I would also strongly recommend returning to the V&A to have a wander around the delights that the museum has to offer. I love their Friday night lates, which is a fantastic way to spend a Friday evening with friends. Ensure you check the schedule before you go as it's not on every Friday.
Alexander McQueen 'Savage Beauty' is on now until the 2nd of August 2015. For more information or to book tickets, visit http://www.lovetheatre.com/static/Alexander-McQueen-Savage-Beauty-VAM.html.
Victoria and Albert Museum
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