Exclusive Kate Moss Photo from Behind the Scenes at David Yurman
Kate Moss, the Yurmans (David, Sybil and Evan) and fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh recently headed to St. Barth's to shoot the David Yurman Fall 2010 campaign. Thanks to street style photographer and blogger Garance Doré, we managed to snag three exclusive behind-the-scenes shots from the photo session, which David Yurman happily collaborated on with his team.
"Everything is a collaboration. It's not a sculptor or painter in the studio, having an art dealer -- that's the most collaboration in the 'fine' arts. This is a mix of craft and art and fashion. We have a photographer, Peter Lindbergh and a creative director, David Lipman. We have our assistants that make suggestions. We have Alex White [our stylist] on set who I give as little direction as possible. I say 'I'd like to see this in,' but how it goes in or when it goes in -- you have to know when to step back."
There's one more collaborator in the process: the person who buys and wears the jewelry. Yurman aims to make versatile pieces that men and women can decide how to wear for themselves.
"One of the elements of what we do is to be versatile," says Yurman. "To say to 'wear it from day to night' is not especially versatile. But you can play with [this necklace], you can double wrap it, triple wrap it for a bracelet. Three rows on the neck, one long."
Above in our exclusive pic, Kate seductively shows off several long, glittering necklaces. Long necklaces are a big hit with the Yurmans' youngest collaborator, Evan Yurman. "You know what I love? A big diamond on a pendant worn very casually. Just on an old style chain and an old setting. Or, if the stone had some history to it -- it was like a Maharaja jewel. To me, that would just be the ultimate sign of elegance and understated luxury."
Perhaps that's a hint as to what we'll be seeing from the youngest Yurman designer in the future. Sounds exquisite!