Holding court

Damian Foxe takes ethereal white dresses and creates a darkly mesmerising mise en scène inspired by masked balls. Jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels. Plus exclusive video.

Dancers’ costumes throughout made by Faye Fullerton, head of production costume at the Royal Opera House, for Van Cleef & Arpels. Black masks throughout from Angels The Costumiers. Jewellery throughout by Van Cleef & Arpels from the High Jewellery Collections Bals de Légende, Ballet Précieux, Les Jardins and Pierres de Caractère. Masha (seated) wears Chantilly lace tutu dress with structured body and satin side ribbons, price on request, by Worth Couture. Embroidered chiffon Lancelot heels, £2,795, by Alexander McQueen. Jewellery: white, yellow and rose gold Roi Soleil necklace with white pink and yellow diamonds and white opal beads; white gold Zenaide ring with diamonds, mandarin garnets and an oval-cut Brazilian rubellite; and white gold Chandelier earrings with round, pear-shaped and coloured diamonds, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Antique c1800 sofa, £3,250, from The French House. Alexander McQueen, www.alexandermcqueen.com. Angels The Costumiers, 1 Garrick Road, London NW9 (020-8202 2244; www.angels.uk.com). The French House, 41-43 Parsons Green Lane, London Sw6 (020-7371 7573; www.thefrenchhouse.co.uk). Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). Worth, www.worthparis.com.
Dancers’ costumes throughout made by Faye Fullerton, head of production costume at the Royal Opera House, for Van Cleef & Arpels. Black masks throughout from Angels The Costumiers. Jewellery throughout by Van Cleef & Arpels from the High Jewellery Collections Bals de Légende, Ballet Précieux, Les Jardins and Pierres de Caractère. Masha (seated) wears Chantilly lace tutu dress with structured body and satin side ribbons, price on request, by Worth Couture. Embroidered chiffon Lancelot heels, £2,795, by Alexander McQueen. Jewellery: white, yellow and rose gold Roi Soleil necklace with white pink and yellow diamonds and white opal beads; white gold Zenaide ring with diamonds, mandarin garnets and an oval-cut Brazilian rubellite; and white gold Chandelier earrings with round, pear-shaped and coloured diamonds, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Antique c1800 sofa, £3,250, from The French House. Alexander McQueen, www.alexandermcqueen.com. Angels The Costumiers, 1 Garrick Road, London NW9 (020-8202 2244; www.angels.uk.com). The French House, 41-43 Parsons Green Lane, London Sw6 (020-7371 7573; www.thefrenchhouse.co.uk). Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). Worth, www.worthparis.com. | Image: Yuval Hen and Nathan Rissman
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Masha wears pearl- and crystal-embroidered tulle dress with shoulder flares, price on request, by Marchesa. Embroidered chiffon Lancelot heels, £2,795, by Alexander McQueen. Jewellery: white gold Heavenscraper necklace with diamonds, onyx and white cultured pearls; matching earrings; and matching bracelet, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Alexander McQueen, www.alexandermcqueen.com. Marchesa, www.marchesa.com. Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). Worth, www.worthparis.com.
Masha wears pearl- and crystal-embroidered tulle dress with shoulder flares, price on request, by Marchesa. Embroidered chiffon Lancelot heels, £2,795, by Alexander McQueen. Jewellery: white gold Heavenscraper necklace with diamonds, onyx and white cultured pearls; matching earrings; and matching bracelet, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Alexander McQueen, www.alexandermcqueen.com. Marchesa, www.marchesa.com. Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). Worth, www.worthparis.com. | Image: Yuval Hen and Nathan Rissman
Masha wears tech crépon dress, £1,600, by Louis Vuitton. White gold Callophrys earrings with diamonds and onyx beads, price on request, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Louis Vuitton, 17-20 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com). Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com).
Masha wears tech crépon dress, £1,600, by Louis Vuitton. White gold Callophrys earrings with diamonds and onyx beads, price on request, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Louis Vuitton, 17-20 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7399 4050; www.louisvuitton.com). Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). | Image: Yuval Hen and Nathan Rissman
Masha wears long draped muslin dress, price on request, by Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture. Python court shoes, £845, by Gina Couture. Jewellery: white gold Oriane necklace with round and pear-shaped diamonds and oval-cut Burmese rubies; matching Oriane earrings; white gold Imperial Eagles Clip brooch with diamonds, an oval-cut ruby and a white cultured pearl; and platinum Diane ring with a Tanzanian ruby and diamonds, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels.Gina, 189 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7235 2932; www.gina.com) and branch. Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture, +331-5367 9500; www.stephanerolland.com. Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com).
Masha wears long draped muslin dress, price on request, by Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture. Python court shoes, £845, by Gina Couture. Jewellery: white gold Oriane necklace with round and pear-shaped diamonds and oval-cut Burmese rubies; matching Oriane earrings; white gold Imperial Eagles Clip brooch with diamonds, an oval-cut ruby and a white cultured pearl; and platinum Diane ring with a Tanzanian ruby and diamonds, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels.Gina, 189 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7235 2932; www.gina.com) and branch. Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture, +331-5367 9500; www.stephanerolland.com. Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). | Image: Yuval Hen and Nathan Rissman
Masha wears hand-sewn, silk-lined feather dress, price on request, by Suzie Turner Couture. Jewellery: gold Oriental Fabric necklace with diamonds, mandarin garnets, pink, mauve and yellow sapphires, red spinels and a pear-shaped pink sapphire; white gold Irene earrings with diamonds and Sri Lankan yellow sapphires; and gold Oriental Fabric ring with diamonds, mandarin garnets, pink, mauve and yellow sapphires and a cushion-cut rubellite, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Suzie Turner, 07973-755 510; www.suzieturner.co.uk. Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com).
Masha wears hand-sewn, silk-lined feather dress, price on request, by Suzie Turner Couture. Jewellery: gold Oriental Fabric necklace with diamonds, mandarin garnets, pink, mauve and yellow sapphires, red spinels and a pear-shaped pink sapphire; white gold Irene earrings with diamonds and Sri Lankan yellow sapphires; and gold Oriental Fabric ring with diamonds, mandarin garnets, pink, mauve and yellow sapphires and a cushion-cut rubellite, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Suzie Turner, 07973-755 510; www.suzieturner.co.uk. Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). | Image: Yuval Hen and Nathan Rissman
Masha wears wool and sheepskin coat, £1,896, by Maria Grachvogel. Silk tulle dress, £10,050, by Jenny Packham. Jewellery: white gold Marisa necklace with round, baguette- and rose-cut diamonds; white gold Oriane earrings with diamonds and oval-cut Bumese rubies; white gold Diamond Dancer Décor clip brooch with pear-shaped, rose-cut and round diamonds; and white gold Zima ring with round and baguette-cut diamonds, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Jenny Packham, 75 Elizabeth Street, London SW1 (020-7730 2264; www.jennypackham.com). Maria Grachvogel, 18 Culford Gardens, Blacklands Terrace, London SW3 (020-7245 9331; www.markagrachvogel.com). Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com).
Masha wears wool and sheepskin coat, £1,896, by Maria Grachvogel. Silk tulle dress, £10,050, by Jenny Packham. Jewellery: white gold Marisa necklace with round, baguette- and rose-cut diamonds; white gold Oriane earrings with diamonds and oval-cut Bumese rubies; white gold Diamond Dancer Décor clip brooch with pear-shaped, rose-cut and round diamonds; and white gold Zima ring with round and baguette-cut diamonds, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Jenny Packham, 75 Elizabeth Street, London SW1 (020-7730 2264; www.jennypackham.com). Maria Grachvogel, 18 Culford Gardens, Blacklands Terrace, London SW3 (020-7245 9331; www.markagrachvogel.com). Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). | Image: Yuval Hen and Nathan Rissman
Masha wears silk, tulle, organza and lace dress, price on request, by Roberto Cavalli. Embroidered chiffon Lancelot heels, £2,795, by Alexander McQueen. Jewellery: white gold Ivesiana necklace with round, baguette-cut and pear-shaped diamonds; and white, yellow and rose gold Palmes Décor earrings with white, yellow and pink diamonds, both price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Alexander McQueen, www.alexandermcqueen.com. Roberto Cavalli, 20-22 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7823 1879; www.robertocavalli.com). Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com).
Masha wears silk, tulle, organza and lace dress, price on request, by Roberto Cavalli. Embroidered chiffon Lancelot heels, £2,795, by Alexander McQueen. Jewellery: white gold Ivesiana necklace with round, baguette-cut and pear-shaped diamonds; and white, yellow and rose gold Palmes Décor earrings with white, yellow and pink diamonds, both price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Alexander McQueen, www.alexandermcqueen.com. Roberto Cavalli, 20-22 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7823 1879; www.robertocavalli.com). Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com). | Image: Yuval Hen and Nathan Rissman
Masha wears embroidered silk chiffon dress with beaded fringe and feather skirt, £6,150, by Oscar de la Renta. Jewellery: platinum Agina necklace with aquamarines and diamonds; white gold Faste earrings with diamonds and coloured sapphires; white gold Farandole bracelet with white and yellow diamonds; and white gold Lathyrus ring with a violet sapphire and pink and white diamonds, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1 (020-7730 1234; www.harrods.com). Oscar de la Renta, www.oscardelarenta.com and see Harrods. Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com).With thanks to dancers Josephine Darvill-Mills, Steph Elstob, Verity Hopkins, Kirsty Mather, Alastair Postlethwaite and Alex Wood. Hair: Mark Daniel Bayley at Artlist Paris using Bumble and Bumble. Make-up: Natsumi at Caren using MAC Cosmetics. Model: Masha K at Storm. Stylist’s assistant: Fabio Immediato. Photographer’s assistant: Niall Kennedy. Lighting: Ben Chads. Digital operator: Lee Whittaker.
Masha wears embroidered silk chiffon dress with beaded fringe and feather skirt, £6,150, by Oscar de la Renta. Jewellery: platinum Agina necklace with aquamarines and diamonds; white gold Faste earrings with diamonds and coloured sapphires; white gold Farandole bracelet with white and yellow diamonds; and white gold Lathyrus ring with a violet sapphire and pink and white diamonds, all price on request by Van Cleef & Arpels. Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1 (020-7730 1234; www.harrods.com). Oscar de la Renta, www.oscardelarenta.com and see Harrods. Van Cleef & Arpels, 9 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 0400; www.vancleef-arpels.com).With thanks to dancers Josephine Darvill-Mills, Steph Elstob, Verity Hopkins, Kirsty Mather, Alastair Postlethwaite and Alex Wood. Hair: Mark Daniel Bayley at Artlist Paris using Bumble and Bumble. Make-up: Natsumi at Caren using MAC Cosmetics. Model: Masha K at Storm. Stylist’s assistant: Fabio Immediato. Photographer’s assistant: Niall Kennedy. Lighting: Ben Chads. Digital operator: Lee Whittaker. | Image: Yuval Hen and Nathan Rissman
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