This was a ‘live shoot’ in its most literal sense, with images of model Cara Delevingne posted online straight from Knight’s camera alongside tweets of pithy analytical fashion commentary from fashion director Alexander Fury.
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The theme? Well, if diamonds are a girl’s best friend and dogs are a man’s best friend, what happens when the two collide – with the addition of a kitty-cat, bunny, chick and a selection of Autumn/Winter 2012′s finest fashions to the mix?
Pussycat, Pussycat takes inspiration from Internet meme culture and the craze for animal GIFs to combine high fashion, fine jewellery and a cutesy-poo array of web-friendly and cuddly creatures. Featuring the finest of jewellery from Fabergé, Van Cleef and Arpels and Cartier, ludicrously luxurious fashions from Valentino Couture, Mary Katrantzou, Giles and Rochas and a four-legged menagerie of meme-worthy adorable animals, this editorial is a true exploration of society’s passion, addiction, and obsession with the many fabulous faculties of the web. Furry friends, fabulous fashion and jaw-dropping gems: tune in for our take on unapologetic aesthetic indulgence.
Cara Delevingne wears yellow and white diamond drop earrings, turquoise floral clip, turquoise earrings (worn on cuffs), yellow gold and diamond ‘Zip’ necklace and turquoise and yellow-gold necklace (both worn as bracelets), all by Van Cleef and Arpels. Structured cocktail dress with bustle by Mary Katrantzou, embroidery by Lesage. Leather shoes by Lanvin..
NICK KNIGHTFILM DIRECTOR: “Instagram takes me back to the style of my earliest photography; no retouching and no long processes of post-production.”
Cara Delevingne wears white diamond and white and pink diamond rings, ruby ring, diamond and pearl ‘Imperial Crest’ earrings, ‘Kokoshnik’ cuff and enamel, diamond and emerald ‘Rose’ couture egg necklace, all by Fabergé. Tulle dress with pearl-embroidery and lace appliqué, tulle and chantilly lace blouse, lace appliqué shoes and lace appliqué tulle gloves, all by Valentino Haute Couture.
Bunny courtesy of Gloria Kingsley. Cara Delevingne wears ‘Panthère’ platinum, emerald, onyx and pavé-set diamond brooch and earrings, white gold, tsavorite garnet, onyx and lacquer ring, white gold, emerald, onyx and pavé-set diamond bracelet and ring, all by Cartier. Embroidered silk sleeveless coat, beaded trousers, cotton shirt with beaded collar and embroidered shoes by Prada.
Chihuahua puppy courtesy of Paul. Cara Delevingne wears enamelled ‘Hot Lips’ rings, diamond, yellow gold and semi-precious stone ‘Posie’ rings and ruby ‘Old Fashioned’ necklace, all by Solange Azagury-Partridge. Cocktail dress, snakeskin-jacquard knit socks and python and silk sandals, all by Rochas. Wool cardigan with gold snakeskin detail, archive Rochas
- CARA DELEVINGNE MODEL: “This shoot shows people how far fashion and technology has come. It’s hard to believe the images were shot on an iPhone.”
- Concept, photography, direction: Nick Knight
- Model: Cara Delevingne at Storm
- Fashion direction: Alexander Fury
- Hair: Christian Wood at Premier
- Make-up: Laura Dominique at Streeters
- Nails: Marian Newman at Streeters using Chanel
- Photographic Assistance: Laura Falconer and Chloe Orefice
- Hair assistance: Ben Talbott
- Make-up assistance: Joey Choy
- Nail assistance: Kimberly Casey
- Editorial Assistance: Lou Stoppard
- Production: Charlotte Knight and Amy Ireland
- Special thanks to all at Cartier, Fabergé, Joan Rolls and Karla Otto
BIOGRAPHY NICK KNIGHT
Nick Knight is among the world’s most influential photographers as well as being Director & founder of SHOWstudio.com the fashion & art internet broadcasting channel. He has won numerous awards for his editorial work for Vogue, Dazed & Confused, W magazine, i-D, and Visionaire, as well as for fashion and advertising projects for clients including Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Levi Strauss, Yohji Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent. On the 24th October 2006 Nick Knight was awarded the prestigious Moet Chandon Fashion Tribute for 2006, which he celebrated by throwing a masked ball at Horace Walpoles Gothic revival treasure, Strawberry Hill. As a fashion photographer, Nick Knight has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty. His first book of photographs, skinheads, was published in 1982. He has since produced Nicknight, a 12 year retrospective, and Flora, a series of flower pictures. Knight’s work has been exhibited at such institutions as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery, the Photographers Gallery and Hayward Gallery and recently The Tate Modern. He has produced a permanent installation, Plant Power, for the Natural History Museum in London. He lives with his wife and three children in London. www.nickknight.com