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Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 1998 Imperial Romanov Princess Sequin Jacket



ALEXANDER McQUEEN important Museum quality Russian Imperial ROMANOV Princess sequin jacket. Fall/Winter 1998 "JOAN" Collection after the martyr JOAN OF ARC, the collection drew on themes of martyrdom and persecution. A top with this print is held in the Collections of the VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London. This jacket features : - Photographic print of the Russian Imperial ROMANOV Princesses in grey shades. - Fully covered in clear sequins. - Long sleeves. - Raised collar. - Front zip closure. - Two buttons on each cuff (do not unbutton). - Structured shoulders. - Fully lined. Label reads ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Made in Italy. Missing size tag. Please refer to measurements. Missing composition label. Indicative measurements taken laid flat (double bust and waist) : shoulders approx. 40 cm (15.75 inches) / sleeves approx. 59 cm (23.23 inches) / bust approx. 43 cm (16.93 inches) / waist approx. 38 cm (14.96 inches) / length approx. 62 cm (24.41 inches). CONDITION REPORT - Size and composition tags have been removed leaving a little unstitched seam area (see photo 11 / not visible when jacked is beeing worn). - Faint small stains (see photos 12 and 13). - Make-up soiling inside collar (see photo 14 / not visible when the jacket is beeing worn). - Missing a few sequins (need very close inspection to be noticed). - Missing two buttons on each cuff (unoticeable). Priced accordingly. NOTES - This is a preloved vintage item, therefore it might have imperfections. - Most clothes may have been reviewed by a seamstress. - Colors may differ slightly from actual product appearance due to differences in lighting conditions. - As a buyer, you are fully responsible for customs duties, other local taxes and any administrative procedures related to imports into the country of destination.


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Alexander McQueen

British fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, the original creative engine behind the Alexander McQueen label, was beloved for his expert tailoring and theatrical runway shows. After his suicide in 2010, fans left tributes to the man and his talents outside Alexander McQueen boutiques worldwide. Record-breaking crowds visited the posthumous retrospective of the designer’s work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Victoria and Albert in London.

McQueen’s inspirations came from many quarters — film, music, current events, history, his heritage and fashions of the past. His runway presentations were not just displays of clothing but were personal expressions of the zeitgeist, often touching on our cultural anxieties and concerns. McQueen’s own thoughts and feelings about love, death, gender, genocide, colonialism, global warming and the extinction of species all appear in his pieces.

“What you see in the work is the person himself. And my heart is in my work,” McQueen told Harper’s Bazaar in 2007. It is perhaps this heart, and the heart’s exposure, that drew the crowds and made McQueen creations both popular and emotionally resonant. Because the work was personal and thus layered with feeling, the motifs — decorative embellishments and fabric choices — have meaning. In other words, in McQueen’s oeuvre, plaid is more than simply a pattern.

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