London: Late fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s skin tissue produced from his DNA will be used in creating a new fashion line. A Central Saint Martin’s alumni, Tina Gorjac, who studied under McQueen is set to create a new fashion line called Pure Human, with the celebrated design mogul’s skin tissue, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
McQueen committed suicide in 2010 aged 40. Gorjac pulled the creative mastermind’s locks of hair from the garments containing his tresses in the pockets from his first collection in 1992 called Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims.
The hair samples carrying the couturier’s DNA have been scientifically modified with cell culture to successfully grow patches of flesh, which follows the same process as animal hide, and is then tanned, cut into panels and sewn together to create the final products including leather jackets, handbags and purses.
Gorjac’s project was reportedly given the go ahead to use the body hair from McQueen’s debut capsule by the owner of the clothing range, who has donated more hair to assist with her upcoming creations. The budding designer had previously revealed her plans to make the unusual clothing range have not been prevented because there are no copyright laws inhibiting the use of human genetics. –IANS
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