A renowned British fashion designer and couturier, Lee Alexander McQueen (1969 – 2010) was known for his strong sense of rebellion and fantasy. He was also celebrated for adding opulence and drama to the catwalk with the use of technology. The upcoming Art of Alexander McQueen: The Jennifer Zuiker Collection sale, presented by Doyle, includes 50 lots of couture clothing, handbags, and shoes acquired directly from the house of McQueen. One of the key highlights of the auction is a black silk parachute cape from the Autumn/ Winter 2002 collection. It has a Mandarin collar with eye-hook closure and exaggerated bishop sleeves, bubble back, and train. The parachute cape is a tribute to filmmaker Tim Burton, who introduced the audience to Michael Keaton as Batman in the eponymous 1989 film. McQueen reimagined Batman’s disguise through this collection.
Another highlight is a chartreuse glass bead and synthetic horsehair midi-dress from the Autumn/ Winter show in 2000. This sleeveless dress with an embellished bodice and stand-up collar shows clusters of beads spreading down the skirt, suggesting that the beads are parasites and the dress is a host. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Doyle.
Lot Categories:Couture & Textiles (50)
# of Lots:50
Price Range:$300 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Black Silk Parachute Cape, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Autumn-Winter 2002||
|Chartreuse Glass Bead and Synthetic Horsehair Midi-Dress Eshu, Autumn-Winter 2000||
|Knit Nude Body Four-Panel Mini-Dress Natural Distinction, Unnatural Selection, Spring-Summer, 2009||
|Iris Plexiglass Box Clutch||
|Black Leather and Guinea Feather Gauntlet Gloves||
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