Poems written by ForgottenBee – inspired by the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the @V_and_A, ‘Savage Beauty’


Photography by ForgottenBee

Alexander McQueen Exhibition Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London

14th March – 2nd August 2015

‘Savage Beauty’

“I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting,

so that when I am dead and gone people will know

that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen”



Photograph by ForgottenBee

The following poems I wrote on the journey home by coach from London.

“No Power left on my phone on the journey home. After being inspired, what else was there to do … but put pen to paper and write a poem or two.”


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Each stitch each button sewn, with intricate skill,

to challenge the viewer and give the wearer free will.

Seductive layers

cuts made with power.

Designs breaking rules

formed to empower.


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Zips and buckles, fur lace and feathers,

crystal headdresses,

flesh peeping leather.


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Openings, slits, back flattering waists.

Sharp, angular, animalistic,

boundary pushing taste.


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Tortured, challenging images created

Erotica deliciously animated


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The theatrics of design,

the elaborate, the grotesque

goading the divine.


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Photographic Images courtesy of the postcard collection available @V_AND_A “Savage Beauty Exhibition

Alexander McQueen.


Photograph by ForgottenBee

“I think there is beauty in everything. What “normal” people would perceive as ugly.

I can usually see something of beauty in it” – Alexander McQueen 2003


“I am a designer with a cause. I like to challenge history” – Alexander McQueen 2008


“Fashion is a big bubble, and sometimes I feel like popping it” – Lee Alexander McQueen 2009

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