New Tate Britain exhibition to open

Date Posted: 05/03/2015

A new exhibition at Tate Britain will present the results of a unique collaboration between artist Nick Waplington and fashion designer Alexander McQueen. 

Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process will show candid images created by Waplington of McQueen’s theatrical working process. Waplington was given access to the fashion designer’s creative journey during preparation for his Autumn/Winter collection, Horn of Plenty

The collection reused silhouettes and fabrics from McQueen’s earlier collections and created catwalk sets from discarded elements from sets of past shows. Together they formed an iconoclastic retrospective of his career in fashion, with the theme being destruction and creative renewal. 

Waplington’s photographs line up alongside images of recycling plants and landfills to create a powerful commentary on this theme.

The exhibition runs from 10th March to 17th May at Tate Britain in London. School visits are available, alongside artist-led workshops encouraging children to gain a deeper understanding and enjoyment of art.

For more information visit www.tate.org.uk/britain.

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