Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Alexandra McQueen: Savage Beauty

Last weekend, i went to the Alexandra McQueen exhibition at the V&A. As mentioned before, the V&A is my favourite museum because you can tell every item has been exclusively selected and the only museum i have been to that knows the set is just as important as the exhibit. These two factors were clearly presented in The Savage Beauty exhibition. The clothes were like no other designer i have ever seen. The work was so intricate and i felt like it was more of an art exhibition than a fashion exhibition. The clothes was suited to their shape and their desired subject. I didn't feel like i was walking through different generations of work. Unlike most designers, every piece of clothing looked futuristic and unfamiliar; like it was designed yesterday.

What i also found so captivating was the set, music and general atmosphere. I've never been to an exhibition that creates such a tense and concentrated atmosphere. There was rhythmic and slow music playing and the lighting was dark and serene. The set was the best part because of the differences between every room. There were slanted mirrors behind some so you could see behind the clothing, different levelling and spacing and films and strange cosmic boxes displaying the clothes. There were quotes on the walls written by Alexandra McQueen. My favourite was: "Fashion can be really racist, looking at the clothes of other cultures as costumes... That’s mundane and it’s old hat. Let’s break down some barriers." I would recommend this to everyone, even if you don't like fashion mainly because of the striking sets. It is an unmissable exhibition.

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4 comments:

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  2. This exhibition looks awesome and I really love the futuristic vibes of all the pieces - I would love to go!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  3. Love this post! The exhibition looks so interesting. I love going to exhibitions like this!
    xx
    Curvybird.blogspot.nl

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  4. Amazing post dear!

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