It’s been a little over four years since the late Alexander McQueen sadly passed away, but his legacy lives on through Sarah Burton, Daphne Guinness and many others. One of his most recognized and readily worn pieces has been his skull scarf. In today’s throwback, I wanted to pay a little homage to it.
The scarf first appeared in McQueen’s 2003 Irere collection. In 2013, to celebrate its 10th Anniversary, the House and Damien Hirst did a collabo and re-envisioned the scarf. McQueen has always been a brand that is closely associated with nature. Even today, with Burton at the helm of the design team, references to nature are abundant. Her Spring 2013 RTW collection referencing everything bees and the oceanic inspiration seen throughout her Spring 2012 RTW collection are just two recent examples.
Hirst himself often also finds inspiration in nature. So, in dreaming up the 30 one-off designs for a new McQueen skull, he referred back to his Entomology paintings for insect patterns to create the beautiful scarves seen above.
Have any of you seen or do any of you own any of these collectible items?