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December 14, 2011

Marc Quinn’s Selfridges Collection

By Rachel Wolff | Fashion

Courtesy Selfridges Images

English artist Marc Quinn may be best known for his sculptural renderings of Kate Moss in which the waifish onetime supermodel is wearing a leotard, cast in precious metals and twisted into highly improbable, hurts-from-just-looking-at-’em yoga-esque positions (a bronze version sold for $1.2 million at Christie’s in May). But for Quinn, orchids—those fussy, delicate, sensual blossoms—have recently held a similar appeal. They started popping up in his work, so to speak, a few years back via kaleidoscopic photorealist paintings, paired with strawberries, chili peppers and other brightly colored blooms. Now, thanks to luxe London retailer Selfridges, Quinn has found a whole new medium for this body of work. T-shirts and silk scarves bedecked with Quinn’s flowery creations went on sale at Selfridges’ Oxford Street flagship, in London, this month, as did an exclusive selection of one-of-a-kind white gold jewelry and small, limited-edition bronze sculptures. Swing by before December 24 to see more of Quinn’s work installed in Selfridges’ windows. £130 for T-shirts, £180–£270 for scarves and £300 for limited edition prints. Jewelry starts at £7,000; sculptures at £1,500. 400 Oxford Street; selfridges.com.