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Alexander McQueen: Unlocking Stories

Start Date February 2019
End Date October 2019
Venue Alexander McQueen Flagship Store
Location London, UK
Curator Sarah Burton
Designer Smiljan Radic
Exhibition display of images and garments on a noticeboard

‘Unlocking Stories’ can be found after climbing a series of enclosed spiral staircases, almost like ascending through a smoothed hollow of a tree. The floor is also populated with distinct glass cylinders which offer glimpses into the floor below. The boutique’s top level is a treasure trove of toiles, mood boards, fabric swatches, books and photographs, which all echo the extensive studio process needed to design an emotive, narrative-laden and masterfully designed Alexander McQueen collection. Be it the paganism-inspired and empowering S/S 2019 women’s offering, or a menswear ode to artist Francis Bacon and the photographer John Deakin.

Image courtesy of Alexander McQueen.