First look: Alexander McQueen Exhibition at NGV

09 December 2022

The NGV is gearing up to deliver a blockbuster summer exhibition with the launch of Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, a celebration of the work of legendary British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

McQueen rose from humble beginnings to take the fashion world by storm throughout the 1990s and 2000s.

The first major McQueen exhibition to be staged in Australia – and created through a collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the NGV – the exhibition showcases more than 120 of McQueen’s celebrated garments, alongside artworks, sketches, video, and photographic works that inspired him.

Taking visitors from McQueen’s showstopping graduate collection, following his meteoric rise and exploring his lasting impact on fashion today, the exhibition showcases McQueen’s signature bold tartans and superb tailoring highlighting the technical brilliance of his designs and the bold ideas behind them.

Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse is the latest exhibition in NGV’s Summer Series which is supported by the Victorian Government. Past shows have included Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto and The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

The exhibition will be supported by a bumper program of events including NGV Friday late night openings and activities for all ages.

Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse opens at NGV International on Sunday, 11 December 2022 and runs until Sunday, 16 April 2023.

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News page: Installation view of Michael Schmidt’s headpiece on display in Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse on display at NGV International from 11 December 2022 - 16 April 2023. Headpiece by Michael Schmidt Photo: Sean Fennessy