Skulls aren’t just for rock stars, Stephen King and Halloween. Fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren and Juicy Couture are dabbling in the macabre, encrusting skull-motif jewelry with pavé diamonds, weaving it into cashmere sweaters and combining lace and skulls into McQueen’s cool kicks. L’Objet’s limited-edition Skull Bijoux features white, gray and black Swarovski crystals handset in Limoges porcelain. $8,000 and available late August/early September at l-objet.com. For subtle skullduggery, the traditional claw foot is replaced by a trio of skulls in Pure Home’s rough-hewn aluminum vase. $219 at purehome.com.
A vase from Pure Home.