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Alexander McQueen takes inspiration from Wrexham quilt maker in latest collection

The coat took inspiration from a quilt created by a tailor from Wrexham in the 1800s. Credit: PA Images

World-famous fashion house Alexander McQueen has paid tribute to Wales in its latest collection.

The brand took inspiration from a quilt created by a Wrexham tailor in the 1800s for its Autumn/Winter 2020 show.

The Wrexham Tailor's Quilt, which is on display at St Fagans National Museum of History, was created by James Williams and is described as one of the most well-known patchworks produced in Wales.

Mr Williams' great-great-great-great-granddaughter Tiffany-Jayne Davies said it was a "shock" to see the collection on the runway.

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According to family history, James Williams spent a decade completing the piece between 1842 and 1852. The quilt has become something of an exhibition piece being displayed in Wrexham, Wembley and the National Eisteddfod of 1933.

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St Fagans said it was great to welcome the design team to the museum.

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