It’s been over a year since the death of Alexander McQueen and his name still has the ability to grab my attention. His combination of creativity and technical skill was surprisingly rare, resulting in some truly unique, striking and beautiful collections. I have learnt much about costume and fashion from attending exhibitions at the glorious V&A, to see original pieces up close and to find myself inspired by a particular designer, era, accessory or muse. I heard that the museum was happy to host a touring version of the, now finished Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition which was staged at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York earlier this year, but it turns out that this is still unconfirmed. If you are at all interested in getting a closer look at some of this amazing designer’s work, sign the petition that has been set up by Grazia’s editor-at-large Melanie Rickey, who points out that: “He was inspired and galvanised by London, as are the team that carry on the business in his name.” Hopefully we’ll get a little bit of him back in his hometown soon.
Image by The Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.