Alexander McQueen show for London?

29 September 2011

Martin Roth, the newly arrived director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), wants to bring an Alexander McQueen exhibition to London.

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”, above, closed at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on 7 August, having attracted an astonishing 662,000 visitors. Its curator, Andrew Bolton, worked at the London museum in the 1990s.

The V&A is now in discussions with McQueen’s company about mounting a show on the late British fashion designer, possibly a variant of the Met’s. All options are being explored, even the idea of putting it on at another location if space is unavailable in South Kensington. On Roth’s first day at work in September he began contacting the key players. Although nothing has yet been arranged, he is determined to press ahead.

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