“Art met fashion in a sumptuous photoshoot in FT How To Spend It, in which actress Bonnie Wright modelled the dreamiest couture creations at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was a fitting taster for their exhibition The Cult of Beauty: the Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900.
Alberta Ferretti, Elie Saab, Marc Jacobs, Maria Grachvogel and Alexander McQueen provided the whimsical dresses for the FT shoot: layers of artfully draped chiffon, silk and crepe de chine which echoed the loose, liberating new silhouettes that Aestheticism pioneered. The palette is rich and autumnal: shades mustard, russet, olive, crimson and copper are offset with the glint of turquoise and gold from the ubiquitous peacock feathers. Jewelled headpieces complete the look, along with pendants and chunky beads from Pebble, Wright & Teague and Sandra Cronan.”