The MA material futures student was granted the patent to McQueen's genetic information in order to create the ''leather'' material used for the accessory line. Using a sample of McQueen's hair, the skin material was manufactured through stem cells.

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''The Pure Human Project'' ''was designed as a critical design project that aims to address shortcomings concerning the protection of biological information and move the debate forward using current legal structure,'' according to a statement on the artist's website.

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''The final outcome consists of a range of conceptual commercial leather products cultivated from extracted human biological material. The Pure Human project theoretically uses Alexander McQueen biological information since his initial hair labels represent a reliable source of authenticated genetic information.''

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