Even in Death
By Eva Medoff, May 3rd, 2010
Leave it to Alexander McQueen to create sunglasses featuring a skull with diamonds in the eye sockets—macabre and beautiful all at once. The late designer had used the skull motif since the spring of 2003, and it has popped up on scarves, clutches and the like ever since. The posthumous fall/winter collection marks the first time the skull has appeared on McQueen eyewear—both a chilling reminder of McQueen’s genius and a symbol of human mortality.
The lightweight aviator comes in gold, brown, matt black or ruthenium with various shaded lenses. Produced by Safilo Group, the sunglasses retail for $360 and are available on the Alexander McQueen site. Whether you possess a Tim Burton-esque morbid fascination or simply an obsession with imaginative fashion, McQueen’s eye coverings add a subtle yet bold flair—which is, essentially, his legacy.
Below: Other McQueen designs featuring the skull motif.