Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition extended

The V&A's 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition has been extended by two weeks to meet public demand for tickets.

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen

The 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition has been extended to meet public demand for tickets.

The display, which is being held at London's V&A Museum, originally planned to close its doors in late July but will now run until August 2 and release another 50,000 tickets to cater to the high demand.

The exhibition will also extend its opening hours to allow for the influx of visitors, reports Vogue magazine.

The V&A's director Martin Roth said: "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.

"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."

The 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' display will run from March 14 and, since the tickets went on sale last year, over 30,000 have been sold to customers all over the globe, breaking the museum's existing advance sales record.

According to the museum's website, the exhibition is "the first and largest retrospective of the late designer's work to be presented in Europe", and will "showcase [his] visionary body of work", including his 1992 MA graduate collection and his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, which he began before his death by suicide in February 2010.

The display was first shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2011 and became one of the museum's top 10 most visited exhibitions of all time.

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