BAROQUE ‘N’ ROLL: Vivienne Westwood celebrated the launch of her second collection of fine jewelry with the International Palladium Board with a dinner Saturday in the Baroque surroundings of the 1728 restaurant, set in an 18th-century Paris townhouse filled with art and antiques.
Georgia May Jagger fronts the ad campaign for the Gainsborough Collection, shot by Juergen Teller. The model, her lips painted to match her scarlet taffeta evening gown, conferred with Westwood on a corner sofa as guests admired the creations, which were displayed under small glass domes.
The line made of palladium consists of nine items, including a couture necklace, tiara and earrings detailed with diamonds and sapphires, and five ready-to-wear designs. With their fine outlines tracing bow and orb motifs, the hollow pieces are a modern spin on trompe l’oeil drawings.
“[Palladium] sort of changes with the person wearing it, so it looks different in different lights and according even to your moods, as well,” noted Westwood, who was sporting a necklace and tiara from the collection.
“You can just have quite messy hair, and just shove a couple of grips in it and have this tiara and a scruffy little dress or whatever. It’s a way of dressing. You can wear rubbish and you can just put that on and it does something for your hair and everything, so I like tiaras,” she said.