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Shaun Leane has revealed the story behind the iconic ‘coiled’ corset featured in Alexander McQueen’s AW99 show.
Leane who was a close friend and collaborator of the late designer gave this explanation about the process behind "the coiled" corset
This piece was the first made for [McQueen],” he said. He explored technology and I had to explore new forms and proses of how to make things like electroforming. I'd never worked with electroforming even though it's a very old process. The ‘coiled’ corset that was made from aluminium rod, pure clean metal, which I forged around a concrete cast of the model.”
The corset is made from 97 handcrafted aluminium coils. Because Leane was only able to make eight coils a day, the piece took an enormous amount of time to create. When it came to the show it took 15 minutes to put onto model Laura Morgan – and almost as long to take off.
Leane collaborated with McQueen throughout his career.