Well-documented wool MacQueen tartan open-front jacket with mandarin collar featuring rounded front panels shaped to follow the ribcage, narrow shoulders, and sleeves finished just above the elbow. The circular cut peplum hems are weighted with interior coin weights. The interior is a vintage gold tone men's suit-lining fabric and edged with green ribbon to finish. This jacket has been featured in "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2012 and its companion exhibition by the same name at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2015. This jacket appears on page 127 of the exhibition catalogue "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" photographed by Sølve Sundsbø. Alexander McQueen sketched, hand-sewed and cut the patterns for this garment.
From The Alexander McQueen Archive of Ruti Danan.