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L’AVVENTURA

Sensuous tales from a time of mystery

Michelangelo Antonioni was one of the most influential filmmakers of Italian cinema credited alongside Fellini and Bergman with defining the modern art house film in the 1950s and 60s. He was known as a chronicler of bourgeois languor and the shifting landscapes of post-war Italy. With actresses like Monica Vitti and Jeanne Moreau he created cool, enigmatic characters, sensuous women with a style and elegance that sometimes comes undone, and drifting narratives that never seem to be resolved. Today, these strong female leads might wear Brunello Cucinelli, Valentino and Roksanda with a statement jewel or beautiful watch to aid their storytelling. For Antonioni in the 1960s, however, it was a different era of designers that helped him create his subtle, languid vision.

Left: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI yak fabric blazer; ROKSANDA silk dress; FABERGÉ x JAMES GANH transformable earrings in white gold featuring GEMFIELDS Zambian emeralds, carved rock crystal, tsavorites and diamonds; FABERGÉ x JAMES GANH transformable ring in white gold featuring GEMFIELDS Zambian emeralds, amethysts, sapphires, turquoises and tsavorites.

Right: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI English rib knit sweater and maxi skirt; TASAKI South Sea pearls and diamond earrings in white gold.

Left: ROKSANDA Phinnia crêpe dress; ADLER Pompon necklace in white gold with Tahitian pearls and diamonds; GINA COUTURE Roxanne Portobello stretch suede boots.

Right: BRUNELLO CUCINELLI silk shirt and Jazz Droplets black skirt in tropical luxury wool; MIKIMOTO V Code high necklace in white gold with Akoya cultured pearls and diamonds.

Left: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN double-breasted tailored coat in black cashmere, white cotton poplin shirt and black leather heeled trousers.

Right: VALENTINO red crêpe couture dress; BREGUET Classique 8068 watch in white gold and diamonds, with mother of pearl dial; YOKO LONDON necklace with black Tahitian, Indonesian golden South Sea and white Akoya pearls, set in white gold with diamonds. 

Team:

Fashion & Jewellery director: Marcella Martinelli @marcellastylist

Photographer: Olivia Owen @OliviaOwenphoto. Photographer Assistant: Ryan Arras @sarranayr

With thanks to Lighting 123 www.123london.co.uk

Make-up: Dani Guinsberg @daniguinsbergmua using Suqqu Cosmetics

Hair: Tim Crespin @arlingtonartists using Hair by Sam McKnight

Model: Poppy Mannion @poppymannion, Models 1 

In the leading image, Poppy is wearing:

JENNY PACKHAM pink crêpe cocktail dress with gold embellishment

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Miss Jane black patent pumps 

LOUIS VUITTON Tambour watch in yellow gold

LOUIS VUITTON Blossom fine jewellery earrings and ring with diamonds, set in pink gold


We’d like to thank The Pelham Hotel for their hospitality.

The Pelham London Starhotels Collezione, 15 Cromwell Pl, South Kensington, London SW7 2LA

Tel: 020 7589 8288.  Email: reservations.thepelham@starhotels.com

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