One-of-a-kind Alexander McQueen items hit the auction block

On the tenth anniversary of designer Alexander McQueen's death his former colleague and friend is celebrating his life with an exhibit and auction of his works.


Ruti Danan worked with the late British designer from 1994 to 1996 and amassed a collection of McQueen artifacts she has archived for 20 years.

"I was very lucky to work alongside him and be, be part of this history," she said.

"And I wanted to share it with people who are still follow McQueen because he's got a very big fan base."

All of the clothing are one-of-a-kind pieces created for the runway by McQueen himself and gifted to Danan.

The top lot is considered to be a military style jacket from his 1996 Dante collection.

"At auction we really never know where they're going to go for, but there's so much interest. So, I wouldn't be surprised to see things go for six figures or more," said executive vice president at RR Auction Bobby Livingston.

Among the 74 lots are concept drawings, dress patterns, fashion show invitations, and a dress form.

For Danan it's hard to let go of the items, but the stress and maintenance of preserving the archive became too hard for the London based designer.

The Alexander McQueen Collection of Ruti Danan auction will begin on February 14 and conclude on February 22. A 3-day pop-up exhibit is being held February 15-17 at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library.

(Production: Alicia Powell, Hussein Al Waalie)