What do you get when you combine a fine artist whose works revolves around the central theme of death with a fashion house famous for the same thing? A set of limited edition scarves exploring the awesomeness or rather the beauty of death that is.
30 limited edition scarves by Alexander McQueen to be exact which was launched some time in November last year in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the skull scarf. Having collaborated with Damien Hirst on this project, it is a match made in
heaven death. As far as morbid goes, you get the best of both worlds: a piece of Damien’s kaleidoscopic ‘Entomology’ series with Alexander McQueen’s iconic skull relief in a resplendent insect montage.
With this collaboration, famous Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø has directed a short fashion film demonstrating the size, softness and fluidity of these scarves. You can’t help but be mesmerised by the ghostly and almost other worldly appeal of the fabrics that come in either cashmere or three different types of silk (in chiffon, ponge or twill). To date only 23 designs are left retailing at the Alexander McQueen website for about US$545 to US$1,235 each. A small price to pay really for something so unique. After all an actual piece of Damien Hirst itself could easily set you back for a few million dollars or more.
Image: Alexander McQueen