[G]raduate student Tina Gorjanc has created a line of “human leather” goods. And the leather isn’t from just any ol’ human, but from the skin of iconic fashion designer Alexander McQueen who died in 2010. The project includes McQueen’s DNA from locks of his hair that were sewn into his first collection "Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims."
Another Gothic angle comes from the conceptual project's politics:
"If a student like me was able to patent a material extracted from Alexander McQueen's biological information as there was no legislation to stop me, we can only imagine what big corporations with bigger funding are going to be capable of doing in the future," she tells Dezeen Magazine.
(thanks to Elena and MetaFilter)