Horse Play


From L to R: “Lucky Spot” art installation; Stella McCartney F/W 08; Chloe S/S 01; Chloe S/S 01; Stella McCartney F/W 08

Stella McCartney’s love for animals is felt in everything she does, from her vehement vegetarianism to her commitment to cruelty-free fashion.  When designing for the house of Chloe way back in 2001, her interest in horses was apparent in a collection almost entirely designed with the beautiful creatures in mind. That passion has stayed steady and even evolved over the years, as was the case for a recent season of her namesake collection that had bits of medieval charm with notions of crests and equestrian activities.

For the Easter season, her majestic installation piece, Lucky Spot, returns to the Belsay Castle in the UK for a special engagement.  Originally created for a special exhibition at the castle in 2004, the site-specific piece was inspired by the medieval architecture and mystical quarry gardens. The result was a “chandelier” in the 3-D shape of a full sized rearing horse, composed of thousands of Swarovski crystals.  Residing in the Castle’s Great Hall, Lucky Spot projects jewels of light throughout the ancient stonework of the space.


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