Fashion Charity: Alexander McQueen Remakes Armadillo Boots For Unicef
Alexander McQueen‘s first debuted its Armadillo Boots at its spring/summer 2010 runway show, Plato’s Atlantis. The Lee Alexander McQueen-designed boots were never produced and and just 21 pairs exist because of their complex construction.
Three new pairs were produced to raise money for Unicef‘s relief efforts helping earthquake victims in Nepal.
“The boots will go under the hammer as part of the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Auction, which starts Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST and runs until July 23. Several examples are currently on display at the Savage Beauty exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, which runs until August 2,” according to WWD.
All three of the above boots have been handcrafted in Italy from wood and python skin.
All of the proceeds will be donated to the U.S. fund for UNICEF, which assisting victims of the Nepal earthquakes in April and May.
The auction site is christies.com/onlineonly.
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