Savage Beauty Alexander McQueen, the greatly anticipated exhibition opening at the V&A in March, is one of the hottest tickets in London. But for those who would prefer a more intimate experience of McQueen's work, this new fashion exhibition at Proud Chelsea is an exciting alternative.
The exhibition will feature the work of renowned photographer Gary Wallis who documented the early years of McQueen, focussing on the most scandalous time of his career, when he began his foray into the fashion world. These remarkable photographs will give audiences an intimate look at the life of Alexander 'Lee' McQueen, at home and backstage, preparing for shows that came to launch and define his career.
Alexander McQueen clothes
Alexander McQueen's clothing came to be known for it's dark, gothic element alongside a provocative and rebellious edge. His work was dramatic and ground breaking with collections such as 'Highland Rape' 1995 securing his image as the 'l'enfant terrible' of the fashion world. Trends such as 'the bumster' came to be synonymous with early noughties style.
Read our full interview with photographer Gary Wallis here.
|What||McQueen: Backstage - The Early Shows|
|Where||Proud Chelsea, 161 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5XP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
04 Mar 15 – 05 Apr 15, 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM