The “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute, which set attendance records and was extended — by both days and opening hours — until the museum couldn’t extend it further (the galleries it was housed in needed to be turned over for a new exhibit), is likely headed to London.
McQueen released the following statement after a petition to bring the exhibit to London was mounted: “Alexander McQueen appreciates the huge amount of interest the public has shown towards the Savage Beauty exhibition. We have been in discussion with a number of major venues in London for some time now, however nothing has been finalized. Please be assured that an official announcement will be made the moment we confirm our plans for London.”
The goal is reportedly to show the exhibit in London in 2013, for the label’s twentieth anniversary.