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Alexander McQueen's iconic Armadillo Boots to be auctioned for charity

The famous shoes originally designed by McQueen will be auctioned off to support UNICEF's efforts in Nepal.

Emma Akbareian
Tuesday 14 July 2015 12:40 BST
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They may not be particularly practical in terms of wearability, but Alexander McQueen's Armadillo boots are the most iconic shoes ever created by the visionary designer and now there's a chance to get your hands on a pair.

The shoes were first created for the spring/summer 2010 Plato's Atlantis show but only 21 were ever made, making them a very rare find for the avid fashion fan.

The footwear which gets its 'Armadillo' name from the shell like appearance and exaggerated silhouette which was designed to give the illusion of a ballerina standing on point and caused a sensation when they were first released.

Lady Gaga famously sported them in her 'Bad Romance' music video and styles were rumoured to retail between £2,500 to £6,500.

Now, there's a second chance to get your hands on a pair as three new editions have been created and will be auctioned off to raise money for Unicef's relief efforts in Nepal.

The boots will appear in Christies Handbag and Accessories auction which begins today and ends next Thursday christies.com

The auction will also include collectible pieces from the likes of Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton.

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