March 16, 2015
British fashion label Alexander McQueen is celebrating the retrospective of its late founder, Savage Beauty, with a series of limited-edition silk scarves.
Held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the retrospective traces Mr. McQueen’s career from his graduate collection in 1992 to his unfinished line for fall/winter 2010. Due to Mr. McQueen’s popularity and untimely death, the limited-edition scarves allow attendees to have a take-away whether they were able to attend the exhibit or not.
Looking back keepsake
The five 100 percent silk scarves created to celebrate Savage Beauty’s opening at the Victoria & Albert Museum (see story) feature a print of an iconic piece from Mr. McQueen’s most memorable collections.
Prints include “The girl who lived in the tree” based on the fall/winter 2008 collection that was inspired by the British empire, the Queens of England, the Duke of Wellington, toy soldiers and punk princesses.
Another, “No. 13,” recounts the spring/summer 1999 Alexander McQueen show where athlete Aimee Mullins walked the runway on wooden prosthetic legs and model Shalom Harlow’s white cotton dress was spray painted by robots.
Alexander McQueen No. 13 scarf
The “Widows of Culloden” marks Alexander McQueen’s most iconic runway presentation, occurring for fall/winter 2006, where model Kate Moss was featured as a life-sized hologram wearing yards of rippling fabric.
Alexander McQueen’s “It’s Only a Game” limited-edition scarf draws inspiration from the Edwardian dress of the spring/summer 2005 show that was based off a game of chess.
Alexander McQueen It's Only a Game scarf
Lastly, “Plato’s Atlantis” references Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2010 collection, the last completed by the designer before his death.
Each scarf is available in limited run of 100 per design. The scarves can be purchased for $595.