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Fall 2018 Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Runway Look One & Ad Campaign Black & Red Jacket

This jacket is based on the Fall 1999 version jacket designed by Alexander that I have actually had a red version of in the shop before. If the jacket looks familiar, that is why. Sarah Burton decided to dive into the archives and use that 1999 jacket as her inspiration to make this piece. Its twin opened the show as the first look that season and one was used for the ad campaign. Iconic in 1999 and iconic in 2018.

A piece like this truly showcases the McQueen heritage of strong tailoring and master cutting abilities. The upper portion of the coat is cut with a nod to a traditional men's suit. It still feels very refined despite its avant grade shape and cut. The shoulders are shaped and lightly padded with a slight soft slope to them. Each sleeve is long and simple and  has a row of four silk satin buttons to finish them at their ends. The body of the coat is shaped in a touch at the waist for shape. It closes with a single button at the base of the collar and functional flap pocket sits on each hip. Each pocket is set on a slight angle that follows the shape of the jacket. The lapels curve around the neckline and run down to the button. They are notched cut and finished in the same silk satin fabric as that buttons and the buttons on the cuffs. The coat slides over the hip and then flares out dramatically into an extended rectangle creates the shape that you see. We shot the jacket with one side held out for you to see just how amazing it is cut. When it is on it falls more behind you and around you at the sides and it has tremendous movement when you walk and move. The back part of the the extension is lined in a red silk satin for a dramatic contrast. It appears to have been worn very little, if at all. Excellent condition. 

Fully lined in a black silk through the top and that shot of red silk on the bottom extension. It closes with a single button at the front. Decorative buttons on each cuff. Tagged a modern McQueen size 38. The front pockets are still tacked shut. Padding in the shoulders. 

Sleeves: 23" and 13" around the upper arm
Sloped shoulders: 17"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips:to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from neck to front hem, 44" to back hem. The extensions hang down another 6" past the back him

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4698

Reference Photos/Video: (1-5) Fall 2018 Alexander McQueen, Look 1. Model Binx Walton.  /  (6) Fall 2018 Alexander McQueen Ad Campaign by Jamie Hawkesworth.

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