Doyle Will Auction The Art Of Alexander Mcqueen: The Jennifer Zuiker Collection This September


NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10am, Doyle will auction The Art of Alexander McQueen: The Jennifer Zuiker Collection. This landmark sale comprises 50 lots of couture clothing, handbags and shoes from collections spanning 1995 through 2010. The collection was assembled by Jennifer Zuiker of California, who acquired the pieces directly from the house of McQueen.

Highlighting this extraordinary collection is one of the black parachute silk capes from the Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious collection of Autumn/Winter 2002-03 (est. $40,000-50,000). An example of this dramatic billowing cape with exaggerated bishop sleeves was included in Savage Beauty, the landmark 2011 Alexander McQueen retrospective exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Also noteworthy is a chartreuse glass beaded and horsehair minidress from the Autumn/Winter 2000-01 Eshu collection (est. $30,000-40,000). An example of this dress was included in Savage Beauty. McQueen created a strapless version of this dress for his friend and longtime supporter, fashion editor Isabella Blow.

In Memory of Elizabeth Howe, Salem, 1692, McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 2007-08 collection, was inspired by family history. His mother, Joyce McQueen, an amateur genealogist, had discovered an ancestor who had been hanged during the Salem witch trials of 1692. One of the standouts from this collection is a gown designed as a bodice of peacock feathers and metal beads with a skirt of pleated English netting (est. $10,000-15,000).

From McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 1995-96 Highland Rape collection is a pair of his iconic black metallic Bumster pants. Designed very low-slung at the rear, they were an instant sensation (est. $1,000-1,500). Said Alexander McQueen, “I wanted to elongate the body, not just show the bum. To me, that part of the body—not so much the buttocks, but the bottom of the spine—that’s the most erotic part of anyone’s body, man or woman.” An example of the Bumster skirt from the same collection was included in Savage Beauty.

The Art of Alexander McQueen: The Jennifer Zuiker Collection provides collectors, museum curators and fashion enthusiasts with a rare opportunity to acquire iconic designs by one of the world’s greatest artists of fashion. For more information, please visit

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