McQueen breaks V&A ticket records

Jellyfish ensemble and Armadillo shoes Platos Atlantis

The Alexander McQueen fashion exhibition Savage Beauty has broken records for the most sales of advance tickets in the history of the V&A Museum.

The exhibition, which opens on March 14, has sold out 30,000 advance tickets with no tickets available the first five weekends.

In response to the demand, the V&A Museum has now released more than 50,000 additional tickets and extended the display for two weeks, until August 2. Early morning and evening slots have also been put in place to provide opportunities for as many visitors as possible.

The museum will allow 200 tickets to be sold every day on a first come, first served basis.

Martin Roth, director of the V&A, said: “We are seeing an unprecedented demand for Savage Beauty, but we also wanted to reassure people that there are still tickets available. We are committed to providing access to as many as possible during its 20-week run and so pleased to now offer many more opportunities to see this magnificent show in London.”

  • Jacket Its a Jungle out there
    Jacket Its a Jungle out there. [Picture courtesy of Alexander McQueen at the V&A]

The highest number of sales outside the UK have come from the US, following the 2011 sell-out of Savage Beauty at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Ireland and Germany were next to claim the most ticket sales for the exhibition.

Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, said in an interview with Vogue: Savage Beauty is a celebration of the most imaginative and talented designer of our time. Lee was a genius and a true visionary who pushed boundaries, challenged and inspired and his talent was limitless.”

A V&A member said: “The museum’s decision to extend the exhibition is a great idea as McQueen is an icon, and the gallery is a homage to his legacy in the fashion world. I can understand why the tickets are so sought after and now this extension allows more people to enjoy his passion and talent.”

General admission: £16

Students: £9

Book online now at www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty

V&A Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Image courtesy of Alexander McQueen