More than 345,000 people have already visited the largest-ever retrospective exhibition of the late designer Alexander McQueen at the V&A, and to accommodate “unprecedented demand” the museum will open throughout the night for its final two weekends.
With less than a month to go all pre-bookable tickets have already sold out, so the V&A has issued an additional 12,000 tickets for round-the-clock admission to Savage Beauty between July 24 and 26, and the following weekend from July 31 to the close of the exhibition on August 2 at 11pm.
The exhibition has been the most visited paid-for exhibition at the museum in the last decade and this month marks the first time the London museum has been open through the night.
Martin Roth, director of the V&A said: “We knew that Savage Beauty would be very popular, but the response has been even greater than we imagined. It is an extraordinary exhibition and I urge anyone who has not yet visited, wherever they are in the world, to make a trip to the V&A to experience this very special show.
“It is not going on tour to other venues so our aim is to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to see it by opening through the night for the last two weekends. This will be the first time we have opened the V&A around the clock and we certainly think it is an event worth getting out of bed for.”