London fashion iconic Dame Vivienne Westwood has launched the ‘Gainsborough Collection’, a fine jewellery line made of Palladium, which Westwood debuted at her Gold Label Paris Fashion week Spring / Summer 2013 show. London model Georgia May Jagger is the face of the collection which was shot by famed photographer Juergen Teller (who also photographed Vivienne Westwood in the buff).
Talking about her choice as Vivienne Westwood said, “We chose Georgia May because she’s absolutely gorgeous. She’s so beautiful and looks wonderful in the jewellery.”
Westwood’s partnership with the International Palladium Board began in 2011 and sees her put on twist on the industry’s newest precious metal with her own eclectic British design.
The ‘Gainsborough Collection’ takes inspiration from the ‘Paper jewellery’ collection, which Vivienne Westwood first introduced in her Gold Label Autumn / Winter 2000/01 collection and is a modern interpretation of the trompe l’oeil drawings, which featured on the original paper jewellery. The collection emphasises the lustrous metal’s qualities, notably reflecting its properties of lightness and strength through the intricate design and delicate craftsmanship of the jewellery.
The collection launched of the end of this month and will be available in Vivienne Westwood UK stores and online at www.viviennewestwood.com