Social Network Grassroots Effort Returns to Make Alexander McQueen Exhibition Tour Globally

Vancouver, Canada, April 30, 2014 --( Petition Reopened For Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibit To Go On World Tour

In an effort to now convince London's Victoria & Albert Museum as well as donors who have loaned garments for the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibit to reconsider limiting the encore show to London and to take it on tour to other major cities in the world, apparel designer and Kindred Closets blogger Selena Marie Norris, and Fashion Observed blogger Darryl S. Warren, have reopened their petition on for mass circulation.

The petition made headway in 2011 in reaching the public, circulated on many industry­related groups on LinkedIn, and in social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and was shared with the top ninety­nine fashion and style blogs in order to gain momentum. Well­known fashion bloggers such as Bryan Boy and Jennine Jacob of “The Coveted” tweeted to their audience in a sign of support while the story secured coverage with ArtInfo, Retro Magazine, & Studio 360.

“McQueen’s untimely death touched the hearts of many who look up to him as one of the greatest designers, in our time and throughout history,” said Ms. Norris at the time the petition was initially created. “The goal of this petition is to help spread the beauty of his work with the world as a final testament and legacy of his genius, to bring him honor as we remember the beauty he brought into the world.”

The show's original run at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011 with 661,509 visitors, made it the eighth most­visited exhibition in Met history in terms of total numbers, just behind Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition (703,256 in 2010) and Treasures of Tutankhamun (1.36 million in 1978­79).

According to sources within the Met, the exhibit was not scheduled to go on tour as the bulk of the garments were on loan and were to be returned after the exhibit closed. While a plea was sent in response requesting the Met and curators to ask the donors to consider allowing their objects on loan to continue the exhibition to tour other cities, they announced the show would not tour. In 2011 the Victoria & Albert Museum in London had suggested it might host an encore of the show, although at the time it was not confirmed.

On April 24th, 2014, the V & A confirmed that they will indeed host the show from March 14­ July 19 2015, announcing, “Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.”

The petition wishes to provide impetus to reverse the decision of those at the Met and the donors to allow the exhibition to not only recreate the show for the V & A, but also to travel worldwide. With many claiming McQueen a genius on par with Picasso and for his mastery, technique and revolutionary creativity to be as influential as Dior, the hope is that this show and the amazement it has manifested can be shared with a broader audience that would not otherwise have the opportunity to see what many have billed as an amazing event showcasing one of the greatest fashion icons of modern history.

To view and sign the petition, please visit:­make­alexander­mcqueens­savage­beauty­a­traveling­exhibition

For more information about the petition and the initiative behind its dissemination please contact:

Selena Marie Norris / Darryl S. Warren
Tel: USA (479) 715­7207 / CDN (604) 376­9367
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Darryl S. Warren
(604) 376-9367
or contact:
Selena Marie Norris (petition co-organizer)
USA: (479) 715­-7207