UNLOVED LOTS: Two Alexander McQueen dresses from the autumn 2007 “Salem Witch” collection, the first items to go under the hammer since the designer’s death in February, failed to sell at auction in London this week. The sale took place at Bonhams’ auction house in Knightsbridge and featured a gold-sequined gown that carried an estimated price of 12,000 pounds to 18,000 pounds, or $17,939 to $26,905 at current exchange. A second dress, made of peacock feathers, carried an estimate of 10,000 pounds to 14,000 pounds, or $14,949 to $20,923. The Bonhams sale also featured 14 pieces of furniture from the legendary former Biba store on Kensington High Street, of which only half the lots sold. The top lot, a cellulose mannequin, sold for 1,680 pounds, or $2,510. A spokeswoman for Bonhams could not be reached for comment on the sale.
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