How Alexander McQueen Lost his First Official Collection

After his successful graduate collection for Central St. Martins he is invited by the British Fashion Council to present his first official collection titled ‘Taxi Driver’.

After the presentation, McQueen and his friend, Simon Ungless, pack his collection into black bin bags and hit the pubs.

Short of cash, they don’t deposit the bags and hide them under some rubbish bins outside.

Naturally, after a night out they forget the bags, and McQueen goes the next morning looking for them…They were gone!

Unfortunately the collection wasn’t officially photographed,

And the only trace I found is this article from the Observer: