Marie Antoinette meets Jeff Koons in a fusion of Rococo
and Pop in the modern world. A high impact evening-wear
collection for fashion conscious, playful and rebellious
I began my journey drawing from my French heritage and
passion for Versailles and the vibrant personality of
the iconic Marie Antoinette. After finding the book “Jeff
Koons’ Versailles” from his exhibition there in 2009, I
was intrigued by the juxtaposition of these two figures.
Marie Antoinette is thrown into the modern world, capturing
her spirit and joie de vivre in a super pop and
stylised way, channelling the mirrored polished stainless
steel Jeff Koons’ sculptures. My collection picks up on the
highly decorative Rococo detailing. To represent the decorative
architectural mouldings in Versailles I made moulds
from everyday objects I found in the studio using darts
and seams to create these 3D shapes.