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.

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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.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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