The star exhibition of this year has to be the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition at London’s V&A museum. If you have yet to see it, there appears to be some limited tickets available via the V&A website.
For those of you who have seen it and still want more (and who doesn’t?), the success of Savage Beauty has inspired a series of spin off events.
Alexander McQueen Conference
The V&A in conjunction with the London College of Fashion have organised a conference to examine Alexander McQueen’s work, his collaborators as well as his inspirations and legacy.
The V&A website notes that the line up of speakers include: Christopher Breward, Anne Deniau, Caroline Evans, Tim Long, Alistair O’Neill, and Claire Wilcox.
When? 5 & 6 June 2015
Where? The V&A and the London College of Fashion (depending on day)
How much? £25, £20 (concession), £15 (student rate).
Where can I book? Register for either or both days here.
Extreme McQueen – how to wear accessories
The V&A is also running a course on how accessories are put together. As mentioned on the V&A website the seminar will allow you to:
Learn how stylists and designers style pieces together for the catwalk or a photo-shoot and how this translates to wearing them out in the everyday world.
Where? The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
How much? £28, £25 (concession), £10 (student rate).
Where can I book? Register here.
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
Surely inspired by Lady Gaga’s obsession with Alexander McQueen’s shoes, the V&A is holding a new exhibition from 13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016 on the “extremes of footwear”. The exhibition will showcase over 200 pairs of shoes “ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers”.
Where? V&A London
How much? £12, £10 (senios), £9 (student rate).
Where can I book? Tickets are available here.
If you can’t make any of these – don’t despair! There are some great buys on the life and times of Alexander McQueen that you can check out by clicking on the below: