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Item 5004 - Sketchbook with (36) Original Lee Alexander McQueen Design Drawings Catalog 577 (Feb 2020)

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Estimate: $60,000.00 +
Sold Price: $50,000.00 (includes buyer's premium)


Extraordinary sketchbook belonging to fashion designer Alexander McQueen, which contains an assortment of 36 original drawings made by McQueen during a business trip to visit Italian manufacturers during the mid-1990s. The design sketches found within this Daler Rowney Layout Pad, 11.75″ x 8.25″, are of varying degrees of completion and are accomplished in graphite and various ink types, with one design bearing stamp marks and another featuring annotations in relation to desired fabric like silk, lace, and chiffon. Included are a few photocopies of model figures that McQueen has used as design templates, three of which are dated to "S. S. 1996," which corresponds to McQueen's Spring/Summer 1996 collection, 'The Hunger,' which was held at London's Natural History Museum on October 23, 1995. Many of the sheets are laid loosely within the sketchbook. In fine condition, with some creasing and paper loss to edges from having been removed from sketchbook; the designs themselves are all entirely unaffected. Accompanied by five photocopies of McQueen design sketches, each dated to 'The Hunger' collection.


An original personal sketchbook with 43 drawings to varying degrees of completion by Lee Alexander McQueen. This collection of drawings was done by McQueen during a business trip to visit Italian manufactures with Ruti Danan in the mid nineties. The catalogue depicts working concepts leading up to and including Spring/Summer 1996 "The Hunger" collection and in turn shapes and silhouettes that would go on to form the Autumn/Winter 1996 "Dante" collection. From The Alexander McQueen Archive of Ruti Danan.

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