Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras and Vivienne Westwood Ltd announced that Dame Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler have designed new jackets for the ladies of the Monteverdi Choir to wear at future performances. This partnership brings together two iconic British artistic institutions with truly international influence. Both share a commitment to creating distinctive work at the highest standard, inspired by the quality of skilled and innovative practitioners from history. The Wrap jacket design was developed by the Vivienne Westwood couture team and tailored specifically for each performer. Created in a grey silk-cotton mix, the jacket was developed especially for comfort and elegance. Importantly to the Monteverdi Choir ladies, the jacket was designed to create a formal yet feminine silhouette – with an asymmetric detail to give a signature Westwood look to the jacket.
Dame Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler said: “Since we first heard them perform, we have made a point of going to concerts by the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras. For us their music-making is different, the sound is brighter and clearer, the music lifts you. It’s bliss to hear them, a tremendous experience. We have also got to know John Eliot and Isabella as friends, and we have been talking for a while about making outfits for the Choir, so we’re really happy it’s finally worked out.”