Inside the incredible mind of Alexander McQueen

A sure-to-be blockbuster exhibition at the NGV presents an unrivalled look at the fashion legend’s legacy.

When news broke of the tragic death of revelatory designer Lee Alexander McQueen in 2010, the shockwaves were felt far beyond the realms of the fashion world. He left an incredible legacy that continues to influence countless creatives to this day, the importance of which was recognised by the retrospective Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, staged at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art one year after his death, and London’s Victoria and Albert (Museum V&A) in 2015.

This year, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has partnered with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to present a fresh take on his unique vision, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse. ArtsHub speaks to two of its key curators. 

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Stephen A Russell is a Melbourne-based arts writer. His writing regularly appears in Fairfax publications, SBS online, Flicks, Time Out, The Saturday Paper, The Big Issue and Metro magazine. You can hear him on Joy FM.