The Iconic brand, Pringle of Scotland have delved into Grace Kelly’s day wear archive to create a capsule collection titled Princess Grace: More Than An Image.
The collaboration was designed by Central Saint Martins MA and BA Fashion students, who researched the Princess’s wardrobe with help from the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.
Our very own Queen of couture, Sarah Murray owner of Jane Davidson, landed the exclusive collection after flying out to Paris in March to view the exhibit.
She fell in love with the pieces and was was anointed as the only stockist of the collection in the country.
“There was just such a great story attached to this collection, and I knew Scotland would love it.” Sarah Murray owner of Jane Davidson.
The concept for the shoot was to marry Scottish heritage with emerging Scottish designers. Tapping into an Andy Warhol aesthetic, using his Grace Kelly painting as inspiration for the shoot setting.
“When I saw the collection I was struck by its durability. There was an ability for it to be styled however the wearer sees fit. Then this concept of joining Scottish design heritage in Pringle with our newest emerging talents Obscure Couture seemed like beautiful harmony. I knew the OC girl’s had created some crazy princess gowns so putting Pringle of Scotland cashmeres over the top felt like a modern day Princess fairytale.” Lynne McCrossan SRD fashion editor at large.
The make-up was a merging of Lichtenstein and Warhol. Again tapping into the duality of the collections and the woman who inspired it.
Make up artist Alexis Miller said of the project “I wanted one half of the face bare with flawless skin to strike a stark contrast to the heavily painted portion of the face.”