Damien Hirst Collaborates With Alexander McQueen

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  • Damien Hirst helps Alexander McQueen celebrate their 10 year Anniversary of THAT skull scarf by designing 30 limited edition pieces.

    Damien Hirst will help Alexander McQueen celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their iconic skull scarf by designing 30 limited edition pieces.

    The skull-print scarves first were worn by the fash-pack back 2003 – Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Elle MacPherson to name but a few – and now the number one accessory is set to return, bugs and all.

    Damien Hirst morphs his ‘Entomology’ series of kaleidoscopic artwork with butterflies and creepy crawlies into McQueen shaped skulls to create anything but creepy, beautiful pieces, to celebrate the number one accessory. He was chosen as a collaborator thanks to his ‘interest in symmetrical design is combined with strong references to the natural world.’

    Since McQueen showcased the scarves during his Spring/Summer 2003 collection, anybody and everybody fell in love with them, even more so when the beloved designer died in 2010.

    Known for his outlandish collections and spectacularly bizarre runway shows, the silk scarf became a statement piece with price tags of £165 making McQueen more accessible.

    The new fabrics will range from chiffon and pongé to twill and luxurious cashmere, so it’s no surprise they are priced this time from £315. We think it’s time to start saving up the pennies (and the pounds!) so we can get our hands on one of these.

    Expect to see their creations in mid-November exclusive to Alexander McQueen boutiques and at and alexandermcqueen.com.

    Elle MacPherson draped hers over her bag, Nicole Richie wore her around her head and the Olsens worethairs around their necks. How will you wear yours?

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