The late Lee Alexander McQueen always maintained that "fashion is about fantasy", and it was this belief – combined with undeniable natural talent – that elevated his every collection. A designer much-regarded for his ability to make the macabre beautiful, it was the skull motif, first introduced in the Spring/Summer 2003 collection, that became the emblem of the house and is as admired as it ever was in the form of the Skull Box Clutch clasp.
Now instantly recognisable thanks to the two skull heads that sit atop its sleek, rounded frame, the Skull Box Clutch was launched in 2007 and quickly gained a celebrity following – Diane Kruger, Anne Hathaway, Anna Paquin are all fans.
And while the skull motif has become less prominent in the Alexander McQueen ready-to-wear collections since Sarah Burton took the helm in 2011, the Skull Box Clutch remains a signature of the house, along with its close sartorial cousin, the Knuckle Box Clutch. Reimagined season after season, whether it's embellishment, embroidery or a simple style you covet, the Skull Box Clutch always justifies its status as the ultimate evening bag.