V&A announces 24-hour opening for Alexander McQueen exhibition



2015-07-15 13:42:50

With less than a month to run, the record-breaking V&A exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is still drawing in the crowds.

The exhibition is set to close on Sunday August 2, and in an unprecedented move the V&A has announced that during the show's final two weekends the museum will open 24 hours-a-day to accommodate the exceptionally high demand for tickets. 

Opening throughout the night will allow an extra 12,000 people to experience the exhibition, adding them to the 345,000+ visitors from 87 different countries who have already attended, which have included high-profile guests such as Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, Kate Moss, RuPaul, Adele and Stella McCartney.

“We knew that Savage Beauty would be very popular, but the response has been even greater than we imagined," said Martin Roth, Director of the V&A. "It is an extraordinary exhibition and I urge anyone who has not yet visited, wherever they are in the world, to make a trip to the V&A to experience this very special show."

"It is not going on tour to other venues so our aim is to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to see it by opening through the night for the last two weekends. This will be the first time we have opened the V&A around the clock and we certainly think it is an event worth getting out of bed for.”

The exhibition illustrates how McQueen combined his traditional tailoring skills with a range of eclectic influences in an attempt to "challenge the boundaries of art and fashion". Dozens of his most stunning creations are on display, spanning his career from his earliest collections to his final designs, produced prior to his death in 2010.

The limited number of evening and overnight tickets is now available from the museum's website.

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