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McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition to open overnight with 12,000 tickets

The largest-ever retrospective exhibition of the late designer Alexander McQueen’s work is to open throughout the night for its final two weekends.

The V&A museum this morning announced an additional 12,000 tickets have been made available for round-the-clock admissions to Savage Beauty, marking the first time the London museum has been open through the night.

The night tickets are available for admission between July 24 and 26, and again the following weekend from July 31 to the close of the exhibition on August 2 at 11pm.

Since opening on March 14, more than 345,000 people have visited the retrospective, making it the most visited paid-for exhibition at the V&A in a decade.

It spans 10 rooms and covers McQueen’s entire career from his 1992 postgraduate collection through to his final and unfinished designs, shown after his death in 2010.

The accompanying book is also the V&A’s most successful, having sold more than 58,000 copies.

“We knew that Savage Beauty would be very popular, but the response has been even greater than we imagined,” said V&A director Martin Roth.

“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.”


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