The National Gallery of Victoria is busy preparing for their winter masterpieces exhibition, The Picasso Century, which is opening in just a few weeks time. But, they’ve already got huge plans for the summer. Get ready for a massive exploration of the late fashion designer, Alexander McQueen. Organised by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), in partnership with NGV, this summer blockbuster will showcase over 100 garments and accessories, along with over 70 artworks. Discover the sources of McQueen’s inspiration, learn about his creative process and admire his storytelling abilities, through this fascinating exhibition. Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse will launch on Saturday December 10 at the NGV Gala, before opening to the public the following day. It will stay in Melbourne until April 16, 2023.
Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse
Alexander McQueen is one of the most celebrated fashion designers in recent history, and is acclaimed for his technical skill and story concepts.
“This showstopping exhibition celebrates the timeless work of one of the true icons of late 20th century fashion,” said NGV director Tony Ellwood.
Split into four thematic sections, the upcoming exhibition will examine his personal and philosophical ideas. Mythos will investigate how he used belief systems, religious doctrines and mythologies to contemplate human nature and society in his work. Fashioned Narratives will look at his collections and runway shows to explore imaginary worlds. Technique and Innovation will showcase his technical strengths. And finally, Evolution and Existence will explore themes of nature, life cycles and death as an opportunity for change.
Visitors will see acclaimed collections throughout his career, from his early days to his last, existential collection, Plato’s Atlantis.
Alongside the garments and accessories, there will be a range of artworks spanning over different eras and cultures, including painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper and decorative arts. These will help showcase the influence and inspiration behind McQueen’s narrative design approach.
Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse will launch at the NGV Gala on Saturday December 10, a massive event that will celebrate art, food, wine and fashion over one spectacular night. Bookings for the Gala, and for the summer exhibition, are available now.