Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The McQueen exhibit is COMING!!!

If you've been to Bloody Brilliant lately (not just read the feed), you'll have seen a widget asking you to vote to have the Alexander McQueen retrospective brought to London. I'm a bit late in updating you all but it seems as though those in the fashion world who have been championing the cause of bringing McQueen "home" have gained some measure of success. They're not sure exactly where the exhibit will be held but hopefully it will have a grand location for such a triumphant homecoming. Based on the success of the exhibit at The Met in New York, I think I might stake out my spot in line now! Hurrah!


  1. I signed it and put the widget on my blog. I hope it comes to London!!

  2. Thanks for joining the fight! I'm so excited!

  3. The UK has a lot to deservedly be proud of. The events that have and are about to come about put the overdue spotlight all that the UK has given the world and should be held up with pride. To herald these and nurse the pride of the people should be encouraged. To support measures that hoard those gifts, however, would be a travesty.

    How would we know of the genius of your people if they were to be kept solely in the UK? And would it serve the interests of your country to support measures that would only defeat itself in the long run?

    McQueen is our generation’s Dior regarding creativity while respecting and integrating history into his design. His creative volume is in line with that of Picasso. During his life, McQueen had conveyed to the media his desire to spread his vision throughout the world, taking his collection to the public via a live streaming broadcast. He mused the concept of showcasing his collections via hologram stations the world after enjoying success with such technology demonstrated in the “Widows of Culloden” presentation. Does this sound like someone who would want his work hoarded only in one place?

    Let’s support not only the exhibition to come home but more so to have it travel. Not only would it support the citizen you herald as great, you show the world that your confidence and pride as best conveyed through generosity of spirit. After all, it would be fair at least let those in a culture with a history of democratic support to inform readers that there are two choices regarding the degree of support. Either way, both aim to bring McQueen home (something we are seeing happen regardless).

    Here is the link: