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'Hell Is Empty. And All The Devils Are Here' for W Magazine October 2015

In collaboration with Daphne Guinness and Simon Foxton, and sitting between the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 2014 and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, 2015 saw Nick Knight reimagine ‘The Tempest’.

Knight's editorial for W Magazine’s October issue, Hell Is Empty. And All The Devils Are Here, sees Guinness majestically and regally embody Prospero, Shakespeare's male protagonist. The Riddles transform into the storm itself, while models IMMA/MESS and Alex Farnworth embody the spirit and style of Shakespeare’s characters. 

Born out of Knight’s passion for theatricality and Shakespearian style, the shoot is an interplay between loftiness and wit, comedy and tragedy, underpinned by the dress styles of the period. The elaborate, narrative-filled garments that fill the editorial include include pieces by Givenchy, Giles, Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh and more, alongside pieces from Guinness' own extensive wardrobe.

Explore the theatrical editorial imagery and stay tuned for the fashion film.