The Tate Britain has stood as a cornerstone for contemporary art in the world since its inception, and it looks to continue this tradition by a new exhibit that brings together two of the most influential artists of our time.
Alexander McQueen, who already has a Savage Beauty show at the Victoria & Albert museum this year, has joined forces with Nick Waplington for Working Process, a display that combines photographic and design genius. The late and great fashion designer often allowed Waplington behind the scenes of his fashion shows so that he could photograph various creative processes. Over the years, they forged a very close friendship, and it is this that is celebrated in the exhibition.
Waplington would often get really close to fabrics, catwalk sets and model silhouettes, and it was him that truly snapped McQueen at the height of his career. The display culminates in McQueen’s final autumn and winter collection of 2009, Horn of Plenty, which many critics have found it difficult to interpret due to it having common themes of the afterlife and religion so close to McQueen’s death.
Visitors will be able to gain an insight into the frantic atmosphere behind the scenes of a fashion show, while the display also serves as an emotional tribute to McQueen and his brilliance. Tickets start from £14.50 for adults and £12.70 for concessions.
Working Process will be running from March 10th to May 17th at the Tate Britain. And if you have not fulfilled your McQueen fix, be sure to book a room at a London hotel and also check out the world-famous Savage Beauty exhibition. Having originally launched it New York, it soon became the Met Museum’s most successful exhibit ever, and it now comes to London. A sensory and interactive experience, this is not to be missed.