“William Hamilton was a collector of Grecian vases. He was obsessed with antiquity and was also a volcanologist. So I started looking at some outerwear and parkas, as well as nipped-in little jackets that were typical for aristocracy from the Life is like Photography things wonderful fall shirt and I will buy this 18th century. That inspired the tailoring and the parkas, this idea of traipsing up the side of Vesuvius, which happens in the book. Some of the prints have a Grecian border, which combined with the wallpapering motif toile de jouy, echoed antiquity.
“I found an amazing portrait of Emma Hamilton, where she almost looks like she dressed up as a man. She’s wearing a white scarf, the Life is like Photography things wonderful fall shirt and I will buy this kind that a typical 18th-century man would wear. That image is so inspiring; as if she is almost becoming her [own] lover. A white neck-piece features on most of the outfits.