History in the Making: Alexander McQueen’s Iconic Skull Scarf

Alexander McQueen’s iconic silk skull-print scarf (you know, the one featured in every major magazine) has been oh-so-coveted since the day it debuted. Here, discover how the celebrated accessory – and its label – came to be such an It-crowd staple.

How to Wear the Iconic Skull Scarf

1992: British designer Lee Alexander McQueen graduates from the prestigious MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London.

1993: He presents his first collection, Taxi Driver, under his namesake label Alexander McQueen on a clothing rack at The Ritz London.

2003: Ten years after making his debut, Lee introduces the iconic skull-print scarf in his Spring/Summer 2003 Collection.

2013: To celebrate the scarf’s ten-year anniversary, the label taps British artist Damien Hirst to create a 30-piece limited-edition line.

Today: Available in over 60 color combinations, the original skull scarf has solidified itself as a fashion-fanatic must-have – adding a little edge to outfits everywhere.

Our 10 Ways to Wear: The Lightweight Scarf Boutique opens Friday, March 21, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 21, 2014

Covet This: A New Take on McQueen’s Skull Scarf

Lovers of Alexander McQueen’s iconic skull scarf, heads up: to celebrate the accessory’s 10th anniversary, the brand has teamed up with fellow British designer Damien Hirst to launch an exclusive line of skull-inspired scarves.

The 30-piece collection will blend McQueen’s skull imagery with (drumroll) bugs.

It works, we promise. See?

Skull Scarf

Image via Fashionista

The line is available in-stores and on alexandermcqueen.com starting this Friday, November 15. Which means, Mom – hint, hint – that’s more than enough time for you to purchase one and put a bow on it.

Okay, fine. A girl can dream.

Read more about the collab at Fashionista.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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November 13, 2013