Lucky Spot – The Crystal Horse

Animal lover Stella McCartney has often used the silhouette of a horse in her textiles and fashion design. This time she wanted to go with a little more bling so she created “Lucky Spot”, a gorgeous crystal “chandelier” installation at Belsay Castle in the UK. Stella McCartney was inspired to create Lucky Spot as a response to the beauty of Belsay Castle with it’s medieval architecture and mystical quarry garden. According to Belsay Castle officials, “she wanted to create something magical, romantic and visually stunning. She designed a jewelled curtain of thousands of Swarovski crystals that hung in the shape of a horse from the ceiling in the Castle’s Great Hall.”

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