Ever since the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty was first announced in the media I knew I had to go. I have been to a number of exhibitions that have show cased his work and other designers and photographers such as Nick Knight. Online tickets sold quite quickly and there are only a couple of time slots left on the website. I couldn’t find a time that was suitable for me so my friend decided to head to West London and queue up for day tickets. The V&A said on the phone that they had 200 day tickets each day. My friend queued outside the V&A at around 8 in the morning with another 100 people who were also waiting. She managed to buy two tickets at £16 each for me and herself. I had an interview that morning at 11 and she managed to get tickets for 3.10 that day.
I had to get over from East London to West London within an hour and I also had to grab food on the way. It was quite a busy day as I also stopped off at Leicester Square to see if there were any Cinderella Exhibition tickets left but the security man said there was a 2 hour wait just to get a day ticket for that day. I decided to head straight to the V&A and we both made it in line as they had strict time slots and we were the last people for the 3.10pm time slot. It was pretty busy in the queue and there was another time slot after us for 3.15pm. The first room you go into has all quotes on the wall and there are catwalk outfits going around the room.
The exhibition starts off telling you the story about Alexander McQueen growing up in London and his dad being a taxi driver and he worked as a tailor in London. One of his quotes that stood out the most for me was “If you don’t know how to construct a garment, You won’t be able to de-construct one” The quote was something along them lines. You weren’t allowed to take photographs or sketch whilst in the Exhibition.
What Exhibitions have you loved?