Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up

Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up

A new satellite exhibition coinciding with the major retrospective on Savage Beauty, is the first ever exhibition to explore the designer’s catwalk make-up.


It aims to unravel the process and inspirations behind the collections by exploring key looks developed by McQueen’s most trusted make-up artists through three recurring themes.

  • Amplified, where facial features are obscured and exaggerated.
  • Deviated, where make-up goes beyond the traditional areas and covers other parts of the body, and
  • Stripped, where the look is so subtle it intensifies the meaning of the collection.

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear SS 2008 & SS 2010




Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear AW 2009 & AW 2008


Whats even more exciting is the exhibition also explores make-up digitally, working with digital creative studio Holition, visitors will be able to try-on a few select looks in a specially created app, using Holition’s new ‘FACE’ technology

I would love to take a flight to London, just to experience this exhibition – wouldn’t you?


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