Damien Hirst To Design Alexander McQueen Skull Scarves For Its 10 Year Anniversary

13 August 2013 by

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Stars wearing McQueen skulls scarves

Lee McQueen was a designer known for his brave, flamboyant fashions not to be worn to the supermarket, and then came the skull scarf. This iconic accessory attracted a legion of celebrity fans, from Kate Moss to Sienna Miller. Nicole Richie wore hers round her head, Elle MacPherson draped it on her bag and the Olsens wore it around their necks. Well now it's back.

It's now been ten years since the skull print infected Hollywood and then the blogosphere, and to celebrate the anniversary Damien Hirst has designed 30 limited-edition scarves. They will be given the Hirst stamp, as bugs, butterflies and spiders from his 'Entomology' series will be morphed into the shape of McQueen's skull. Rather clever we thinks.

What to expect from the 'Entomology' treatment?

For those of you not versed in Hirst, the 'Entomology' series is some of his newist work as he began the project in 2009. Hirst uses thousands of brightly coloured insects, spiders and butterflies, ordered in exact rows and circular patterns. The folks over at Alexander McQueen said they chose Mr Hirst because he had a similar design vision, 'in which an interest in symmetrical design is combined with strong references to the natural world.'

Expect to see Mossy, Sienna and the gang back in their skull scarves, when the collection hits Alexander McQueen boutiques in mid-November. If you want to splash out on your own Damien Hirst original the scarves will come in chiffon, pongé, twill and cashmere, starting from £315. Time to start putting some extra pennies in the winter wardrobe jar we think.


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