Thorough authentication of an Alexander McQueen scarf can be complicated and requires inspecting logos, tagging, edges, design details and overall pattern. However, for iconic Alexander McQueen skull scarves, there's a nifty trick that can tell you if that skull scarf is most likely real or fake Alexander McQueen FAST.
This trick applies to most of the classic skull scarves. These are the thin fabric (silk chiffon or modal/cashmere blend) Alexander McQueen scarves with solid skull patterns. There are select classic skull scarves that cannot be authenticated this way, but MOST iconic skull scarves can be.
Take a look at the Alexander McQueen logo on the scarf. It is in the same color as the skulls or near the same color as the skulls.
Now, hold this area up to the light! As shown above, on most authentic classic skull scarves, the Alexander McQueen logo stands out differently compared to the rest of the scarf. Whereas on a fake scarf, the logo will blend like the skulls and the rest of the scarf. Quick and easy, right? And, most fake skull scarves will not pass this trick!
If you ever come across an Alexander McQueen scarf at a secondhand store, be sure to put this fast easy trick to the test! And, shop authentic Alexander McQueen here. :)