One of the first "fashion-y" gifts I ever received was one of Alexander McQueen's iconic silk skull scarves, which my mom purchased for me as a memento a few days after the designer's tragic death. Now, a new generation of McQueen fans will have a signature scarf to call their own, this time with some help of British artist -- and fellow skull enthusiast -- Damien Hirst.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original skull scarf, which first appeared in McQueen's Spring 2003 collection, the house has launched a 30-piece limited-edition collection with Hirst, available starting Nov. 15. The line is inspired by Hirst's Entomology series, and the designs feature all sorts of bugs and butterflies in kaleidoscopic, symmetrical shapes in addition to the signature skull imagery.
To go along with the collection, McQueen tapped photographer Sølve Sundsbø to create a haunting short film featuring one of the silk scarves (see below). If you're hoping to own a little piece of history -- and are willing to drop around $515 -- head to an Alexander McQueen boutique or alexandermcqueen.com.