Designed by the Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the new High Jewelry collection is showcased in a new campaign shot by photographer’s duo Mert and 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.
Named Hortus Deliciarum, Latin for ‘Garden of Delights’, Gucci’s High Jewelry collection draws on the symbolic motifs that are dear to Alessandro Michele and Gucci, taken from the extensive and multifarious canon of the House’s iconography.
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 Jewelry 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.