One of the most coveted (and, probably, the most copied) accessories of the past decade has, for sure, been the Alexander McQueen skull scarf. First issued as part of the fashion house’s spring 2003 collection, the large, silk skull-printed oblong has become both a celebrity favorite—worn by the likes of everyone from Keith Richards to Russell Brand to Hilary Duff to Kim Kardashian—as well as a lasting symbol of the spirit of McQueen himself, who died in 2010.
Holly Madison, Christina Aguilera, and Cher Lloyd have all been spotted out in the iconic McQueen scarf.
This November, the Alexander McQueen skull scarf—which is already available in a rainbow of color variations—will be getting a limited-edition overhaul by bad-boy British artist Damien Hirst (yes, the shark-suspended-in-a-tank-of-formaldehyde-as-art Damien Hirst). Hirst will create 30 designs of the skull scarf, which will be available at McQueen stores and on alexandermcqueen.com later this year for about $476 each.
Remember when the original scarves came out? Every single celebrity we can think of rocked one—for years! I wonder whether this new iteration will have the same trend-ripple effect.