McQueen Exhibition Demand Prompts V&A To Stay Open Late

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McQueen Exhibition Demand Prompts V&A To Stay Open Late
Installation view of London gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of London gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Romantic Gothic gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Romantic Gothic gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Romantic Primitivis gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Romantic Primitivis gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Cabinet of Curiosities gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Cabinet of Curiosities gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Romantic Naturalism gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Romantic Naturalism gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Platos Atlantis gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Installation view of Platos Atlantis gallery, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A, copyright Victoria and Albert Museum London.

The V&A has announced its first ever night opening, following unprecedented demand for tickets to Savage Beauty, the major retrospective on revolutionary fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

An extra 12,000 tickets have been released for the special late night shows — running 24-26 July (until 10pm) and 31 July-2 August (until 11pm) — and they're available to book now. On these special weekends, there'll also be music, and a bar selling refreshments until 6.30am.

This record-breaking exhibition has already been visited by more than 345,000 people, and declared the most visited paid-for exhibition at the museum in the last decade. Martin Roth, Director of the V&A said:

“We knew that Savage Beauty would be very popular, but the response has been even greater than we imagined. It is not going on tour to other venues so our aim is to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to see it by opening through the night for the last two weekends. This will be the first time we have opened the V&A around the clock and we certainly think it is an event worth getting out of bed for.”

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is on until 2 August at the V&A, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL. Tickets are timed and cost £17.60 for adults and £16.50 for concessions. We highly recommend you book in advance.

For more major art exhibitions see our top openings for July.

Last Updated 03 July 2015