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Item 5047 - "The Hunger" (55) Drawings (8 original, 47 copies) SS 1996 Catalog 577 (Feb 2020)

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Estimate: $15,000.00 +
Sold Price: $11,250.00 (includes buyer's premium)


Significant archive of design material related to the Alexander McQueen fashion show, ‘The Hunger,’ staged in the east lawn tent at London’s Natural History Museum on October 23, 1995, as part of the designer's Spring/Summer 1996 collection. The archive contains a total of 55 design sheets, each 8.25″x 11.75″, which includes eight original sketches by McQueen, accomplished in graphite and various ink types, in addition to an assortment of 47 photocopies of McQueen design sketches, many of which feature notes in Italian relative to fabric, style, and measurements. Of the copies, one particular design, with upper section marked “0011,” features three swatches of fabric—turquoise, beige, and black—stapled to the right edge. The entirety of the archive is housed in a three-ring binder. In overall fine condition.

The Spring/Summer collection of 1996, 'The Hunger,' marked the beginning of McQueen’s partnership with Italian manufacturers, a collaboration that quickly intensified his global reach. The period was pivotal for McQueen, who began producing commercial versions of his subversive designs and experimenting with fabric and pattern innovation; his low-cut trousers, 'bumsters,' frock coats, slashed jersey dresses, and historical references all became a part of his ongoing house codes. From The Alexander McQueen Archive of Ruti Danan.

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