Alexander McQueen's Kate Moss Hologram is Getting a Revival Thanks to the Victoria and Albert Museum
If you missed the Alexander McQueen exhibit entitled Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011 you'll have a chance to see it once again — if you live near London, that is. This spring, the Victoria and Albert Museum will re-stage Savage Beauty , complete with a replica of that Kate Moss hologram from McQueen's fall 2006 runway presentation. Although the revival of Savage Beauty comes four years after the designer's 2010 suicide, its bound to be just as moving as the 2011 show in New York City.
What will be different this time around? According to The Cut, the V&T incarnation "will include a room themed around McQueen's early career in London," a life-size version of the Kate Moss hologram created in 2006 as a "response to the supermodel's cocaine scandal," and over 30 additional pieces of clothing. The exhibition will run from March 14 through July 19, 2015. Who wants to gift me a set of plane tickets to England?
One of the coolest experiences of my life was seeing Savage Beauty with my parents at the MET. As a life-long fashion lover, nothing could compare to being inches away from legendary McQueen creations that I'd previously only seen in pictures on the Internet and in Vogue. The NYC exhibit premiered just over a year after McQueen's suicide devastated the fashion community, adding a level of deep poignance.
The emotional significance of the timing combined with the genius of McQueen's body of work helped make Savage Beauty the MET's most popular fashion exhibit of all time.
From the looks of it, the London revival will be no exception. So far, 1,600 people have already pre-ordered tickets and it's only October! Won't be able to make it across the pond this March? I'll leave you with this video of the original Kate Moss hologram. See, it's almost like you were actually there the first time.