Thursday, October 30, 2008

RICH YUNG REPORT: Limited Edition Chivas Regal Bottle By Alexander McQueen

Recently the “haute couture” bottle design has become a huge craze. We previously had Jean Paul Gaultier designing limited edition Evian ‘couture’ and ‘pret-a-porter’ water bottles. And now we have Scottish Whisky maker Chivas Regal that have teamed up with British designer Alexander McQueen to create a limited edition bottle for their Gold Signature 18 Year whiskey, just in time for Christmas.

The limited edition bottle is clad in a blue leather dress and features a gold label as well as a cork made in McQueen’s signature Union Jack colors.
"This is a piece of art which reflects the luxury and craftsmanship values of what haute couture is all about," McQueen tells Vogue UK. "You can see my signature 'stamp' with the blue leather 'dress' and the Union Jack colors. I have created a rare collector's item that those with an eye for design will want to keep."

Only 2,000 individually numbered bottles are being produced and will be available exclusively from deluxe UK department store Selfridges, for about 300 British pounds (currently about $490).