"Shaun has been a close friend and companion for many years. He captures the feeling of my work and the aesthetic of the time we are in... full of structure and finesse, crafted to perfection."
Alexander McQueen jewellery collaboration: 1994 to 2010
For more than a decade Shaun Leane worked with the late Alexander McQueen to create a series of provocative jewels that have become iconic symbols of couture and catwalk jewellery fusion.
First introduced in 1994, Leane and McQueen found themselves united by a shared passion for craftsmanship. Leane was working as a goldsmith in London’s Hatton Garden when McQueen asked him to create his first collaborative piece: a large silver tusk earring for his second show ‘Hunger’ in 1995.
It was a collaboration that drove Shaun Leane to push boundaries with new materials and scale, resulting in some of the most influential catwalk imagery of the last decade.
Many of these pieces were recently showcased at Savage Beauty – the much anticipated New York exhibition celebrating Alexander McQueen designs and their extraordinary contributions and legacy to fashion.