A stunning garden of dresses opens to visitors on the top floor of the Alexander McQueen store in Old Bond Street today. Sarah Burton’s exhibition, entitled Roses, starts with an Alexander “Lee” McQueen quote at the entrance: “Everything I do is connected to nature in one way or another,” and then guides viewers by the hand through all the paths of creativity which have bloomed into wild flower dresses at McQueen over time.
However, Roses is something very different from a museum exhibit. “I want to show how community is at the heart of everything we do at Alexander McQueen,” Burton says. “Right from the beginning, when I started with Lee, from Central Saint Martins in 1996, and there were only a few of us, he gave everyone – the interns as well – hands-on experience in making things.”
“Roses” is open during Alexander McQueen store hours at 27 Old Bond Street, Mayfair.