‘A woman has no need to be perfect or even beautiful to wear my dresses. The dress will do all that for her’ – Cristobal Balenciaga.
My mum is a member of the V&A which meant that we got to go and see the beautiful McQueen Savage Beauty a day before it is opened to the public.
We started the day off with a bit of tea and cake in the members lounge which is situated at the very top of the building hidden away behind a two way mirror.
The actual exhibition is a no photography zone and I am sort of glad it is as I think its something that you should go and experience for yourself rather than viewing it from a computer screen.
It’s very hard to put into words how amazing the collection is, the whole exhibition is very McQueen with each room taking on a different theme – one minute you are in the catacombs of Paris and the next you are in a royal throne room. The selection of clothes on display is phenomenal and being able to see the clothes close up is such a privilege. Like I said its hard to describe you can only really understand if you see it yourself.
My mum attempted to put it into words and came out with this:
Exceptional – stunningly beautiful, theatrical, disturbing. And – in a darkened room, dancing to the music from Schindler’s List, Kate Moss in a pepper’s ghost effect dancing/floating in a McQueen dress of clouds of white tulle. Eerie . . .
Which I think sums up a small part of it!
Hat – Topshop|Dress – H&M|Cardigan – Vintage|Pumps – H&M.
We lunched at Le Pain Quoitdien my all time favourite Belgium cafe.
If you can get tickets for the Savage Beauty exhibition go because its just amazing! It opens today and runs until August.
Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO
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