Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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 The retrospective of the year at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, entirely dedicated to the enfant prodige of British fashion

“I am a romantic schizophrenic”

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty starts this weekend at the Victoria and Albert Museum, until the 2nd of August. Borrowed from the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Savage Beauty brings together more than 240 accessories and clothes of the designer: from the first collection to complete his Masters at Central Saint Martins School of Fashion in 1992, until his last 2010 collection, inspired by Plato’s Atlantis.

A comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Lee Alexander McQueen‘s immense creativity and craftsmanship. Ten rooms entirely dedicated to his main inspirations, from primitivism, to naturalism and gothic, up to aquatic designs inspired by Plato’s Atlantis.

Embroideries, lace, silk, flowers, organza, white, red and black soft plumes. In McQueen’ s creations beauty is no longer harmony and balance of shapes, it is rather eclectic and endless inspiration, with an open-minded and unconventional approach.

The  Romantic Naturalism room is plenty of flowers, silk and white lace, and gives the visitor a sense of “dreamy” atmosphere, in sharp contrast to the previous Gothic installations. In the middle of Cabinet of Curiosities, there is a post-modern dancer, wearing a tutu decorated with punk yellow and black paint, turning on itself on a rotating platform. All around the platform outstanding creations, from a dress made entirely with white feathers to the Swarovski Crystal Bell Jar Dress (2009 collection)  created in collaboration with the Austrian jewellery company.

His kaleidoscopic approach to fashion impressed the spectator, forced to a radical rethinking of the concept of fashion. Fashion is no longer only a presentation of collections, is transformed into a theatrical and spectacular drama.

 

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

14 March – 2 August

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, SW7 2R, London

For further information: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/

(Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in partnership with Swarovski, supported by American Express, with thanks to MAC Cosmetics and made possible with the co-operation of Alexander McQueen, runs from 14th March – 2 August – http://www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty).

 

G.  P.

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Photogallery: Goya: The Witches and Old Women

Goya: The Witches and Old Women

26 February – 25 May 2015

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

To get more information: 

http://www.affaritaliani.it/culturaspettacoli/goya-quadri-mostra-londra.html




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Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude

23rd October – 18th January 2015

The Courtauld Gallery – London

See more at:

http://www.artslife.com/2014/12/16/egon-schiele-the-radical-nude/#sthash.ZirCNuwT.dpuf

To learn more about Egon Schiele go Artsy!

If you have missed out Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at The Courtyald Gallery take a glance at this photogallery. Enjoy!

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WOMEN FASHION POWER

29 OCTOBER 2014 – 26 APRIL 2015

DESIGN MUSEUM – London

Twenty-five high-profile women from the worlds of politics, culture, business and fashion are personally contributing outfits and interviews to the Design Museum exhibition, London.

Highlights of the vintage pieces on display include a Zandra Rhodes ‘Conceptual Chic’ punk wedding dress, a Mansfield suit worn by Margaret Thatcher, clothes and accessories owned by Elsa Schiaparelli and a Jacques Azagury dress worn by Princess Diana.

The entire exhibition has been created by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

The event celebrates iconic and inspiring women from many fields such as politics, culture, business and fashion. Pioneers who had a considerable impact on our wardrobes. Enjoy!

 

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Ways Of Looking – How To Experience Contemporary Art

A new book released by Laurence King Publishing. Ways Of Looking – How To Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward offers a vademecum for those who are keen on art and those who are not trained in art history.

Do you have issues in tackling the jungle of the often quirky and provocative contemporary art?  The former Art Review and Time out Editor has got a six step programme for understanding based on the tabula rasa – a clean slate and a fresh mind. Employing the Tabula Rasa methodology means clean up your mind form previous experiences and approaching beauty (a painting, a sculpture or whatever multimedia installation) with baby’s eyes.

Ossian Ward is Head of Content at the Lisson Gallery and a writer on contemporary art. He was previously chief art critic and visual arts editor at Time Out London and before that served as editor at Art Review.

Ways of Looking: How to Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward (Laurence King, £9.95).