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Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen collaboration unveiled

13 November 2013

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of McQueen's iconic skull scarf, 30 limited edition designs have been exclusively produced and are available from November 15th.

Photography by Sølve Sundsbø

Hirst's much anticipated collaboration with British design house Alexander McQueen has been unveiled, and the 30 limited edition designs are celebrated in a short film by photographer Sølve Sundsbø (view below).

The Alexander McQueen skull scarf was first seen in the SS03 Irere collection and since its launch has become a signature accessory of the house. The collaboration between the iconic British artist and fashion house will see the production of 30 one-off designs, each adapted from Hirst’s Entomology series.

Originally inspired by Dante's Inferno, the series forms the basis of the exclusive designs in which butterflies, spiders and other insects form kaleidoscopic geometric shapes, laid out to create the signature McQueen skull motif. The collaboration seamlessly plays on the shared aesthetic vision of Hirst and McQueen, in which an interest in symmetrical design is combined with strong references to the natural world.

The scarves are available in Chiffon, Pongé, Twill and Cashmere. All 30 designs are limited and will be available from November 15th at Alexander McQueen stores worldwide and from the scarf boutique of alexandermcqueen.com.

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Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/79294798