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Drop Everything and go and see Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty! Now!

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You only have 2 days left to see the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A! And this is why you should drop everything and go!

As a Londoner we are notoriously last minute bookers. Perhaps as we’re surrounded by amazing fashion, art, film, theatre from across the globe and everything else in between and every sub culture in between that- we get complacent.  Oh what Carsten Höller has taken over the Hayward, and people are flying round in harnesses on the Southbank, there is a feminist film festival on at the Rio & Tricycle cinema - but hey I’m in the pub this weekend. (I’m not judging in general but this weekend I am!) Perhaps there is such a thing as too much choice.

A few months ago I went to the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A and now it is closing on Sunday. This is my last minute (I’m only human) attempt to get you to ditch your plans, ignore the call to the beer garden (the sun will be there when you come out) and beg, borrow or queue from very early for a ticket to see this amazing exhibition.

Sketch by Lilly of AfroRetro from Alexander McQueens Savage Beauty at The V&A, London

Sketch by Lilly of AfroRetro from Alexander McQueens Savage Beauty at The V&A, London

“Why - I’m not a designer what will I get out of it?”

Yes it is true I work in Fashion, design and make clothes, however I do not have a fashion background apart from being an avid consumer. Little big sis Lilly is the one who grew up living, eating and breathing fashion. This exhibition and the work of Alexander McQueen spoke to me on a human level. The shapes, the colours, the drama connected to me gut to gut. In the same way you do not need to be a geologist to experience the wonder of the Grand Canyon you do not need to be a fashionista to be inspired and thrilled by Mcqueen’s work.

Walking room to room you are taken on a trip through time and space. Almost surfing through the imagination of this genius. The colours and sounds caress and challenge you. I felt like Alice tumbling through the rabbit hole. The V&A have done this man and his body of work proud. The drama he explored on the runway is felt and catapulted throughout the exhibition. I don’t want to give way any spoilers but entering the last room, I felt like a child wondering into a large cave of wonders. Over stimulated from piece to piece towering into obscurity, jaw dropped, hairs on end I wondered through a dream.

If you can go – GO NOW! Don’t let this masterpiece pass you buy in a haze of London choices.

Tickets available on the Day £16 Concessions available. click here for more info.