McQueen's Savage Beauty legacy

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The Victoria & Albert Museum welcomed a staggering 493,043 visitors through its doors during the four-and-a-half-month run of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, the breath-taking retrospective dedicated to the late designer’s work.

But if you weren’t one of the half a million McQueen fans lucky enough to secure a ticket – despite the museum staying open through the night during the show’s last two weekends – then this ‘legacy film’ offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse that even ticket holders weren’t privy to.

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The video proudly boasts the facts and figures from the museum’s record-breaking show, such as the number of postcards bought as souvenirs in the gift shop (540,000) and the amount of tickets pre-booked (84,000).

It also shows the work of the 10 conservationists who helped bring the McQueen story to life. They spent a total of 5,000 hours preparing McQueen’s creations.

The exhibition, which debuted at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in May 2011, is officially the V&A' most-visited show of all time.

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