Alexander McQueen continually dazzled the world with his innovative and bold designs, continually pushing boundaries with high fashion creations and showstopping dresses. From the theatrical duck-feathered black gown in his autumn/winter 2009 collection to the colourful floral-embellished gown in his spring/summer 2007 show, Alexander created breathtaking dresses that have become iconic in their own right.
With the highly-anticipated Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, a retrospective of his designs, set to open on 14 March at the Victoria & Albert museum in London, we look back at his top 10 iconic dresses…
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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be open from the 14 March at the Victoria & Albert museum
The designer, renowned for his fearless approach to fashion, has never hesitated to dazzle crowds with his shows, which have seen everything from
The exhibition first opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and quickly made it into the top ten most visited exhibitions in the museum's history. With Alexander born in Lewisham, it seems fitting that the collection has made its way back to his beloved hometown.
With an eye-watering 200 McQueen pieces on display, and many friends and clients of his loaning pieces from their personal collections, this will be the first and largest retrospective of his work to be presented in Europe.
Alexander often spoke of the V&A as being such a treasure of the UK; therefore the historic building appears to be the perfect host for one of the most hotly anticipated fashion exhibitions of the last few years.
"I am thrilled to announce that the V&A will bring this wonderful exhibition to London to celebrate the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times," Martin Roth, director of the V&A, said in a statement.
"Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here – by staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home."