08/13/2013 10:58 am ET

Alexander McQueen, Damien Hirst Pair Up For Predictably Expensive Scarf Collaboration


Big news for those with big checkbooks: Alexander McQueen and Damien Hirst are collaborating!

The iconic British designer is pairing up with the edgy artist for a limited edition scarf line to commemorate McQueen's scarves' 10th anniversary, Women's Wear Daily reports. The collection will consist of 30 scarves adorned with Hirst's "Etymology" series, which will have "butterflies, bugs, spiders and other creepy crawlies worked geometrically into the shape of the McQueen skull motif," according to the trade.

McQueen's classic skull scarves retail for a cool $295 -- a small price to pay for an edgy essential, one might argue. Especially when considering that the Hirst versions bear a significantly steeper price tag: At £315, WWD quotes the current conversion price as $476.50.

This isn't Hirst's first high-priced high-fashion gig; you might recall the artist lent his signature designs to The Row for a $39,000 crocodile backpack collaboration. (Naturally, the only people reported to have purchased them are Lady Gaga and the co-designer herself, Ashley Olsen.)

The scarves go on sale mid-November at Alexander McQueen boutiques and on the designer's website. Just in time to combat that early winter chill. And, hey -- if you use the money you had set aside for your high heating bills, you might just break even.

The iconic skull scarves out in the wild:




What Damien Hirst's last accessories looked like:

Damien Hirst & The Row

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