McQueen: London’s Inspiring New Play About the Beloved Designer

Alexander McQueen, the innovative and beloved British fashion designer, may have passed away 5 years ago, but his legacy still lives on. On March 14, a new exhibit featuring the designer’s work titled “Savage Beauty” started to showcase at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. However, there’s a new production carrying on his legacy.

The theater production is titled McQueen. It is written by John Philips, who also wrote The Rubenstein Kiss, and directed by John Caird. The play is about a girl who breaks into McQueen’s house to try and steal a dress where McQueen catches her himself. The play was inspired by McQueen’s very artistic and extravagant fashion shows. Production design is by David Farley and choreography is by Christopher Marney.

McQueen’s family ensures that the production is very true to his spirit. The play will be showing from May 12 to June 6, 2015 at the St. James Theatre in London.



About Lenna Ohanesian

Lenna Ohanesian is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in French and Business Administration. She is from a northern suburb of Chicago and has lived in the area all of her life. Her interests include fashion, cuisines of different cultures, and traveling. Read more from this author.