When I think of horse racing (and let’s be honest, it’s not that often) I always think of the idyllic scenes of Eliza Doolittle at Royal Ascot race course in My Fair Lady. Flemington, the home of the Melbourne Cup comes a close second, but it’s the premiere British horse racing location that has come up trumps in the fashion stakes this year and racing hasn’t even begun.
Ascot enlisted the help of Vivienne Westwood and Stephen Jones for a very fashionable historic advertising /promotional campaign that depicts three stunning couture designs from the Vivienne Westwood Gold collection teamed perfectly with exquisite headpieces by milliner Stephen Jones. The three models were posed for photographer Simon Jones against an image of Ascot dating back to 1818.
The three looks each portray an era in race-fashion, from Audrey Hepburn’s dress from My Fair Lady, to a Victorian era-style dress (complete with a bonnet) and then back to the modern era with a sexy red skirt suit. The second image (below) the photograph focuses more on the delicate artistry that is Jones’ designs in the shape of lime green headpiece.
If you’re hoping to attend Royal Ascot this year, mark down the June 14 – 16, 2011 and perhaps consider investing in a Stephen Jones hat.
Images: Supplied by Simon Procter