Alexander McQueen Reissues Armadillo Boots for Charity Auction

The fashion house is bring back three new pairs of its iconic, impractical shoe to raise money for UNICEF.
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The fashion house is bring back three new pairs of its iconic, impractical shoe to raise money for UNICEF.

Everything old is new again, or so chants the fashion industry this summer. Just two weeks after Alexander Wang announced it would be reissuing 10 runway pieces from the past decade, another Alexander — McQueen — is following suit. 

The British fashion house announced via Instagram that it has produced three brand-new versions of its iconic Armadillo Boot to raise money for UNICEF's earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. The boots — handcrafted from wood and python skin in Italy — will be auctioned off as part of the Christies Handbags & Accessories Auction starting Tuesday at noon EST and ending Thursday, July 23.

McQueen's legendary Armadillo Boots were designed by the late designer himself and made their debut at his spring 2010 ready-to-wear show, titled Plato's Atlantis. The shoes were never produced, and there are just 21 original models in existence today. Needless to say, this is a rare opportunity.

Interested parties can find the auction at christies.com/onlineonly.