Although the breathtaking masterpieces that come from the house of McQueen are meant to drape against bodies rather than walls, there’s no denying the brand’s high culture cred. So it makes complete sense that rather than look to a fast fashion chain or lower priced label, the company has asked world renowned artist Damien Hirst to create 30 limited-edition scarves for its 10th anniversary instead. Covered in prints based on Hirst’s insect-focused "Entomology" paintings, but reinterpreted to fit McQueen’s trademark skull motif, each one should be truly museum-worthy.
I’m sure you’re already thinking that this partnership sounds very beautiful, but also very expensive. Still, if you compare the prices (which start at £315, or roughly $476.50) to the thousands upon thousands of dollars it costs to buy a Hirst original—or a piece of McQueen couture—it’s actually quite the bargain. Even better, you’ll be able to wear it with most every outfit, in most any season. Aaand, when people ask you who designed your amazing scarf, you’ll get to drop the McQueen and Hirst names, all in one breath. Everything lands in Alexander McQueen boutiques and online this coming November, so start squirreling away money now.
Photo: A look from Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2003 show featuring a silk scarf, via WWD