Designed by the Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the new Gucci High Jewellery collection is showcased in a new campaign shot by Mert & Marcus featuring Oscar-winning actress and film producer Jessica Chastain. Imbued with a poetic and timeless aesthetic, the series of pictures and dedicated film evokes the atmosphere behind the new pieces of Hortus Deliciarum.
Made of unique pieces divided into five themes, the new collection is a creative ode to specific historical and architectural eras suspended in time and space. The journey, inspired by the Grand Tour, reveals romantic, maximalist jewels made with mastery. Like a passionate collector, Alessandro Michele writes an allegory that holds within dreams, experiences, stories, and secrets showcased as five chapters of a travel diary in the shape of "souvenirs in the form of a jewel".
The High Jewellery collection combines Italian craftsmanship with the romantic and poetic narrative of Gucci. Each gemstone has been fastidiously chosen for its quality and uniqueness, speaking to the painstaking attention to detail that Gucci creations are known for.
At this years' Oscars was Jessica Chastain wore stunning jewelry from this Gucci’s second High Jewelry collection, Hortus Deliciarum, designed by Alessandro Michele. For the red carpet, Chastain wore earrings, a bracelet, and a ring from the collection, which she paired with a gorgeous floor-length purple Gucci gown. For the actual ceremony, she wore a green Gucci dress combined with a necklace featuring 24 gems, 58.38 carats – white gold, opal, tanzanites, and diamonds.