Ralph Lauren isn’t the only designer inspired by Downton Abbey for Fall. London jewelry designer Dominic Jones cast 22-year-old Jessica Brown Findlay, who plays Lady Sybil in the highly popular show, in his Fall 2012 campaign.
Jones was introduced to Brown Findlay after sharing an apartment with her ex-boyfriend, and the two have since become close friends. Of working with her professionally, Jones says: “She’s a real English Rose. The collection is quite aristocratic and she was a perfect fit, she has a real natural beauty and is really engaging.”
Though the images show Brown Findlay with a ghostly pallor, the collection was inspired by tokens and trinkets that knights brought back from the Crusades for their daughters. “They almost look like museum pieces,” Jones explains, “but with a modern aesthetic.”
One more image from the campaign, in which Brown Findlay is joined by Mary Charteris (the model niece of Daphne Guinness), after the jump.