Harvey Nichols showcases Vionnet from Madonna filmFriday, 23 September 2011
Harvey Nichols is showcasing a selection of Vionnet pieces
worn in Madonna’s debut film, W,E.
"The film W.E gave Vionnet such a wonderful opportunity to showcase the exquisite craftsmanship and skill of the house," the label's ceo Matteo Marzotto said. "We were thrilled to be considered for the project and it was so exciting to be part of such a lavish production that portrayed one of history's most intriguing women.’
He continues, ‘The film, W.E, challenged us to utilise our extensive knowledge and craftsmanship to re-create the original pieces designed by Madeleine Vionnet for Wallis Simpson with precision and accuracy. Extensive research was carried out on fabrics and construction using original pieces from the archives at the Louvre."
W.E, which charts the life of Wallis Simpson, recreates costume of the thirties era, and the chosen archive Vionnet pieces will sit alongside their current collection on the first floor of Harvey Nichols. The installation is on display until Friday September 30th.