Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Extended
The exhibition that has already began breaking records prior to even opening to the public, and is set to sell an extra 50,000 tickets to meet public demand.
The Savage Beauty exhibition is dedicated to well-known British designer, Lee Alexander McQueen and his life throughout his design career. After the designers tragic death in 2010 the friends and family of Lee began organising an exhibition that would honour his life and work.
The exhibition which has had a record breaking amount of visitors when it first opened in 2011, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the most popular fashion exhibition in history. The exhibition regularly has to be extended due to popular demand, and the designers return to the UK has seen these records break further.
Savage Beauty opens in early March 2015 has seen over 30,000 advanced tickets booked up, with the first 5 weekends of the exhibition completely sold out. The rise in demand has resulted in the V&A museum extending dates and exhibition times, to cater for early openings and late closes. A first-come-first-serve ticket purchase option will also be available when the exhibition opens, offering 200 tickets a day for purchase on-site, to those that were unable to book online.
Sales show, tickets have been bought from 57 different countries, the most popular demand coming from the USA.
“With just two months to go, we are seeing an unprecedented demand for Savage Beauty but we also wanted to reassure people that there are still tickets available,” said Martin Roth, director of the V&A. “We are committed to providing access to as many as possible during its 20-week run and so pleased to now offer many more opportunities to see this magnificent show in London.”