30 August 2011

 Posted by Fashion Editor at Large

Alexander McQueen AW1O (Image courtesy of Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty)

With the petition to Bring Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Home in full swing (with the Guardian, Huffington Post, StyleBubble and Grazia picking it up the number who have signed sits at 2000 +), it seemed only right to find out what the team at McQueen HQ are thinking. So I put a call in to the people there, people I've known an almost indecently long time.

It goes without saying that the McQueen team here in London want the exhibition home, this is their town as much as it was his, they just can't talk about all the machinations...yet. The conversation I had with them would, if I were to share it here, be full of blacked out, off the records bits, so I asked them for a statement of the things they could say and here it is!

"Alexander McQueen appreciates the huge amount of interest the public has shown towards the Savage Beauty exhibition. We have been in discussion with a number of major venues in London for some time now however nothing has been finalised. Please be assured that an official announcement will be made the moment we confirm our plans for London."

Alexander MQueen SS1993 (Image courtesy of Winter Phoenix's Flickr)

The details are still sketchy, but it is certain that Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will take place at a venue tbc in London during 2013, the 20th anniversary of Lee's business. (He started his business a few months after showing his MA graduation collection named "Jack The Ripper Stalks His Victims" from St Martins in 1992).

The rumour mill is already throwing up some surprising potential venues: Somerset House, The Truman Brewery (where the real Jack the Ripper indeed stalked his victims), The Tower of London, The London Dungeons, Battersea Power Station and some traditional art venues too.

The McQueen team promise to keep us all informed of any developments, so you'll know when I know.

Alexander McQueen AW06/07 (Image courtesy of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty


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