Alexander McQueen remakes iconic Armadillo shoes for UNICEF

Alexander McQueen remakes iconic Armadillo shoes for UNICEF

For Christie's auction

Alexander McQueen has remade three new pairs of the iconic Armadillo shoes to raise funds – via a Christie’s auction – for UNICEF’s aid efforts in devastated Nepal.

Alexander McQueen's iconic Armadillo boots are to go on the auction block at Christie's Handbags & Accessories Auction to raise money for UNICEF's relief efforts in Nepal. The famous boots first made an appearance on the Spring/Summer 10 runway at Lee Alexander McQueen's Plato's Atlantis show, and only 21 pairs were ever made. 

Three new pairs of the rare Armadillo have been handcrafted in Italy from wood and python skin, especially for the charity auction and 100 percent of the net amount from the sale will go directly to UNICEF's aid efforts to assist the victims of Nepal's devastating earthquakes. No estimates have been revealed as to what the boots are expected to reach at the auction but these are certainly highly prized creations.