The late Alexander McQueen was never afraid of taking risks, so it comes as no surprise that his final undertaking would be something a little out of the box. As one of his final design feats, McQueen created a men’s underwear collection, slated to launch in June.
According to WWD, the prints will mimic much of McQueen’s token graphics — like the skull prints we loved so much on those fabulous scarves last year, as well as X-rays, feathers, and bones. The packaging of the underwear will feature photographs of men’s bodies, shot by Alasdair McLellan — whose work focuses specifically on young men and has graced the pages of Burberry Ad Campaigns, POP Magazine, and Vogue.
The collection, which in addition to boxers and briefs will include pajamas, loungewear, and swimwear, will be sold at high-end department stores such as Barneys New York, Selfridges in London, and Galeries Lafayette in Paris, as well as on AlexanderMcQueen.com. The prices range from about $50 to $600.
According to Vogue UK, part of the first collection includes a red skull boxer, with the proceeds going to various AIDS foundations.
Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Akeroyd told WWD of the line, “The development of our men’s wear is a priority for us, and expanding the diversity of products within the sector is mandatory.”
The truth? We would be thrilled about anything that meant more McQueen. Now all we have to do is get our boyfriends to buy these so we can repossess them. Isn’t underwear as outerwear in for Fall 2010 anyway?
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