There’s nothing that strikes you as particularly equestrian about a floor-length embellished lace gown. Not in the sense that you’d pull on a pair of boots with it and hit the riding track, anyway. If there’s any link between horses and Ermanno Scervino’s evening gowns its that they both have a dark, slinky elegance: the rippling muscle of an equine beast and the shimmering fabric that dresses Dree Hemingway’s body in the brand’s fall 2012 campaign are well matched in that sense.
Elsewhere in the campaign Dree wears lingerie, luxury knits, and a jodhpur ensemble that definitely looks more suited to the saddle. The textured side braid (which you can replicate by following the tutorial at that link) marries perfectly with the country-meets-city elegance.
The brand have also released an interview from behind-the-scenes which outlines why Dree was chosen as a follow up to Alice Dellal, Italian craftsmanship, and the brand’s relationship with nature. You can watch the interview below.