Alexander McQueen’s Iconic Scull Scarf Gets a 10th Anniversary Revamp
We're all familiar with Alexander McQueen's iconic skull print scarf. The beautiful silk accessory first appeared in his Spring 2003 collection and has since become synonymous with the design house itself. We reported back in August that the British brand would be launching a limited edition line in honor of the 10th anniversary of the original scarf collection with English artist Damien Hirst, and now it's here! Available November 15th, we finally have a glimpse of the revamped neck wraps, which draw on the themes of Hirst’s Entomology series and include bugs and butterflies in kaleidoscopic shapes. The skull imagery, of course, continues to play a chief role, though. Like McQueen, Hirst has his own fascination with creepy craniums. In 2007 he produced 'For the Love of God', a human skull recreated in platinum and adorned with 8,601 diamonds. The piece reportedly sold for £50 million.
One of Hirst's silk scarves for Alexander McQueen is shown in a darkly alluring and captivating mini film shot by photographer Sølve Sundsbø. The sheer material of the piece wraps and flutters hauntingly around Sundsbø's model in mirror-like symmetry, but the director never once allows viewers to see her face. Check out the clip for yourself above.