Student Tina Gorjanc is using the late fashion icon's DNA in order to grow 'skin', which she intends to use to manufacture a limited number of jackets and bags.
In a bizarre piece of tech and fashion news, it has been reported that a fashion design student in London is planning to design a collection of leather jackets and bags made from the late icon Alexander McQueen’s skin.
Fashion publication Quartz claims that student Tina Gorjanc, who is in the process of completing a course in material futures at London’s Central Saint Martin’s College (McQueen’s own alma mater), is using his DNA to grow human skin in a lab project, with a view to manufacturing it into materials from which to make a range of bags and jackets.
Alexander McQueen's DNA is being used by a fashion student to grow 'skin' with which to manufacture a jacket
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Date of birth
17th March, 1969
Date of death
11th February, 2010