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McQueen Illustration Competition Launched

Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Alexander McQueen Widows of Culloden, A/W 2006–07. Raquel Zimmerman, VIVA London, Image: firstVIEW
Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Alexander McQueen Widows of Culloden, A/W 2006–07. Raquel Zimmerman, VIVA London, Image: firstVIEW
Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Alexander McQueen Widows of Culloden, A/W 2006–07. Raquel Zimmerman, VIVA London, Image: firstVIEW
Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
09 December 2014
Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Alexander McQueen Widows of Culloden, A/W 2006. Raquel Zimmerman, VIVA London, Image: firstVIEW

Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Alexander McQueen Widows of Culloden, A/W 2006. Raquel Zimmerman, VIVA London, Image: firstVIEW

Central Saint Martins undergraduate students can take part in a new collaboration between the College, the V&A Museum, Alexander McQueen, and participating UAL colleges.

The competition will celebrate the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A, recognising the continuing influence of Alexander McQueen on current and future fashion creatives and professionals.

To enter, students must create a drawing, inspired by an Alexander McQueen collection, moment, or specific outfit. The award for the winners will be £250, and professional and public exposure.

Sold in shop
Between four and six winning drawings, chosen by a panel of judges, will be reproduced as open edition colour prints and sold in the V&A online shop throughout the show. The students’ names will appear on the prints.

The competition will be open until 16 January. You can download the competition brief and agreement at the bottom of the page. Winners will be notified at the end of January and the prints will be made in time for the exhibition opening on 14 March.

If you have a public Instagram account, why not upload your preliminary sketches using the hashtag #SavageBeautyIllustrated. You can also follow the V&A Shop on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

More information:
Student Agreement
Competition Brief