Founded by Jenne Osterhoudt and Nick Royal in 2016, The Arc London combines Jenne’s collection of McQueen, Galliano and Givenchy pieces from the 1990s and early 2000s with Nick’s own pieces and unique designer vintage collected by friends and collaborators of the archive.
The archive holds over 2000 pieces, made up of accessories, shoes and clothes including designer vintage and selected vintage pieces. There are over 100 McQueen pieces, almost 80 Givenchy, around 100 Galliano and 300 pairs of shoes.
The Arc London holds final catwalk pieces from McQueen’s S/S 2003 ‘Pirate Show’, tailored pieces from S/S 1999 ’No. 13’ and S/S 2004 ‘Deliverance’ choreographed by Michael Clarke as well as other collections.
Among the collection of John Galliano, The Arc London holds pieces from the A/W 1994 Black Show, S/S 1996 ‘Le Papillon et la Fleur’ and A/W 1995 ‘Dolores’ show including the rare skirt suit Madonna wore in the 1994 video for ’Take a Bow’