Alexander McQueen became fashion's enfant terrible in 1992 when the then 21-year-old debuted his own line, and he continued to dazzle with out-of-this-world haute couture until his untimely death in 2010. This phenomenally successful exhibition was one of New York's most visited exhibitions when it debuted at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute in 2011. Here in London, the V&A will host more than 200 examples of the late designer's astonishingly original works, with an additional section on McQueen's development in London when he started out as a designer. The pieces will be presented thematically, conserving and often mimicking the stylised presentation of the designer's catwalk shows. Tickets are on sale now for what is sure to be one of 2015's must-see shows.
Responding to record-breaking ticket sales the V&A will open the exhibition throughout the night for the last two weekends of its run (Jul 24-26 and Jul 31-Aug 2). This is the first time the museum has opened overnight, and a bar will be open until 10pm with refreshments available until 6.30am. Tickets are available to book now on the V&A website.