Alexander McQueen gets a Hirst Makeover

By Alexandra Führ Benlifer | 2013/11/26 - 12:43:53


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The fashion label Alexander McQueen teamed up with British art enfant terrible Damien Hirst to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its signature skull scarf. First launched as part of the Spring 2013 collection, McQueen's silk scarf has become one of the must-have accessories of the last decade, spotted around the necks of celebrities and fashionistas alike. 

Hirst is best known for submerging a shark in a tank full of formaldehyde and encrusting a giant skull with 8601 diamonds. Sharing McQueen's passion for the morbid, he has now designed a series of 30 limited edition scarves, reimagining the skull insignia. Inspired by Hirst's Etymology series, the scarves feature a variety of insects, butterflies, bugs and spiders, creating a stunningly new interpretation of the iconic McQueen design. 

Hirst is certainly no stranger to collaborations with the fashion world, having recently teamed up with the luxury label The Row to create a line of pill studded and dot covered backpacks. 

The label chose the controversial artist because of his unique style "in which an interest in symmetrical design is combined with strong references to the natural world", resulting in a kaleidoscopic, colorful and entirely mesmerizing accessory. The scarfs are available in an array of materials, including chiffon, cashmere, twill and pongé, just in time for the holiday season. 
Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen by Sølve Sundsbø
Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen by Sølve Sundsbø
Alexander McQueen
Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen by Sølve Sundsbø
Damien Hirst x Alexander McQueen by Sølve Sundsbø
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Alexander McQueen
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