Alexander McQueen – Searching for an answer 

‘Fashion is a big bubble, and sometimes I feel like popping it.’

Alexander McQueen


I am not a big fashionista, quite the opposite in fact: I am a beginner minimalist who has carefully avoided virtual and actual shops for the past twelve months or so. Seriously, I haven’t bought any clothes during this period, except for a pair of trainers (my old ones had two large holes) and a pair of jeans (the old one had one leg-lenght tear). And yes, my wardrobe is still full of things and I still complain about not having enough stuff to wear. How funny.

So no, it wasn’t my fashion-drive that pushed me to the V&A Museum last weekend. No, it was my obscure desire to see why people were raving about this exhibition, why Alexander McQueen was, well still is seen as a genius, as unique talent. Most of all, I wanted to understand why, such a world-recoignised and famous fashion designer had decided to kill himself. Why, would somebody escape success, power, money? Yes, I was hoping to find the answers in his dresses and shoes. A bit naive, I know. But I do think, I might know why, now.

Alexander McQueen

You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.
– Alexander McQueen

Give me time and I’ll give you a revolution.
― Alexander McQueen


Alexander McQueen

Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.’
– Alexander McQueen


Well, I don’t think I found my answer, but I did see the best fashion exhibition of my life so far. Savage Beauty had nothing to do with fashion, Vogue, Vanity Fair or catwalks in their pure sense, McQueen was a genius, an artist of various forms.

The settings, the music, the architectural design of the overall show was simply outstanding and I felt like I was being transported in a dream or a fairytale.

Savage Beauty is the most successful exhibition at the V&A ever. I know why.


There is no way back for me now. 
I’m going to take you on journeys you’ve never dreamed were possible.’
– Alexander McQueen