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ca. 1995 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Alexander McQueen, regarded as one of the most innovative designers of the 20th century, used raw emotion and theatricality backed by precise tailoring and attention to detail to push the boundaries of the fashion world. This coat captures McQueen's romanticism with its vibrant hue and rustic embroidery in addition to highlighting his construction skills with its crisp tailored lines.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cashmere blend and embroidery
Brief Description
Coat, periwinkle blue cashmere blend coat with tan embroidery, Alexander McQueen, designed in England, made in Italy, ca. 1995.
Physical Description
Long, periwinkle blue cashmere blend coat with mandarin collar. Seven black buttons from neckline to waist close centre front. Two side front pockets with flaps. Tan embroidery on front left gore along hemline and up centre front to the waist line depicting rustic leaves and flowers. Tailored princess darts in back and centre back gore for flare.
Dimensions
  • Length: 128cm
  • Chest circumference: 96cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Alexander McQueen Made in Italy'
  • '48'
  • '75% Virgin wool 15% Cashmere 10% Polyamide'
Credit line
Given by Mark Reed
Summary
Alexander McQueen, regarded as one of the most innovative designers of the 20th century, used raw emotion and theatricality backed by precise tailoring and attention to detail to push the boundaries of the fashion world. This coat captures McQueen's romanticism with its vibrant hue and rustic embroidery in addition to highlighting his construction skills with its crisp tailored lines.
Collection
Accession Number
T.33-2011

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record createdMarch 1, 2011
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