For the 20th anniversary issue of Dazed & Confused, we got in touch with our extended family of collaborators, and asked them to send us the one object they felt best represented their last two decades, for the purpose of constructing a 'time capsule'. Upon deciding to hand over the contents to our readers, as well as fashion, art, and culture enthusiasts across the world, we set up shop with Ebay, and chose Oxfam to benefit from the money raised. We are auctioning 34 pieces of memorabilia in total, with generous participants ranging from international fashion designers to Dazed’s very own home grown talents. As of today and over the course of the auction – which takes place from the 20th of November until the 27th – Dazed Digital will be highlighting a different item each day.
Beginning with the former, today’s featured object is a Swarovski crystal encrusted lighter courtesy of Donatella Versace. Here’s what she had to say about it: “The ability to make fire has always been a sign of human ingenuity. In Greek mythology, fire is what the intelligent Prometheus stole from Zeus and gave to mortals. This lighter, covered in white Swarovski crystals and bearing the Versace Medusa-head motif in gold – a reference to another Greek myth – is a portable fire-maker and that is why I have chosen it for the time capsule. It’s both useful and symbolic of the human spirit.”