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Ten Pairs of Restored Alexander McQueen Shoes Are for Sale, Fresh Off the (’90s) Runway

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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Lee McQueen’s death, London-based vintage supply William Vintage worked with luxury repair service The Restory to revive 10 pairs of archival Alexander McQueen shoes. The historic collection includes straight-off-the-runway shoes from some of McQueen’s most iconic shows, from the asylum-themed “Voss” in 2001 to “No. 13” in 1999–the career-defining spectacle in which Shalom Harlow’s white gown was spray painted mid-runway.

A McQueen lover or vintage collector’s dream, the William Vintage X The Restory capsule restored each of the 10 archival pairs to near-mint condition. The sandals and boots range from 1998 to 2002 McQueen, and were sourced from an anonymous private collection. Although each pair underwent a rigorous restoration process, they retain both the trademark steampunk style of Alexander McQueen and details that amp up their historical value–some even have the original backstage stickers assigning them to their runway looks. The 10 pairs will be sold exclusively at the William Vintage showroom in London starting today, priced between 0 and 95.

Alongside the shoe capsule, William Vintage is carrying a curated selection of archival McQueen runway looks—spanning a decade of the late designer’s legacy—in partnership with the McQueen Vault. These include an intricate multicolor dress from McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2003 “Irere” collection and a pleated leather dress from the Fall/Winter 2007 show.

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