Alexander McQueen has remade three pairs of its iconic Armadillo Boots for auction at Christie’s. All proceeds from the auction, slated July 14-23 on Christies.com, will support Unicef’s relief efforts in Nepal.
The boots grew to become one of Lee Alexander McQueen’s most memorable designs from the futuristic Spring/Summer 2010 ‘Plato’s Atlantis’ show. Only 21 pairs from the show are in existence. The boots were coined the ‘Armadillo’ for its aggressive, armor-like shape. The unique design gives the illusion of the wearer standing on point.
The public’s thirst for Alexander McQueen remains strong. The V&A Museum in London is offering 24-hour admission during the final two weekends of the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition. It is the first time in the institution’s 163-year history that it will remain open round-the-clock. The exhibit will close on Aug. 2.