Alice Temperley Image Of Annie Lennox Raises £7000 for The Circle

As reported here earlier this year fashion designer Alice Temperley took a new direction with her Temperley London seasonal installation in New York February 2010, reinterpreting some of the late Norman Parkinson’s photographs with the help of photographer Adam Whitehead. The images feature 16 modern British icons who define True British style and glamour – including Annie Lennox, Liberty Ross, Rosamund Pike, Sophie Dahl, Yasmin Le Bon, Laura Bailey and Jacquetta Wheeler.
The resulting images were printed life size on canvas and then hand-embroidered and embellished with the same techniques used in the collection pieces. The canvases were auctioned in London on 18th May 2010 with all proceeds going to ‘The Circle’ who will distribute to an Oxfam project, chosen by Alice in order to support women in West Africa. We’re delighted to report that the image of Annie raised £7000.00 at the auction.
Alice was inspired to help fund an Oxfam project after she was invited by Annie Lennox to attend a ‘Circle’ dinner. The Circle is a group of high-profile women who have come together to use their valuable ideas, experience and contacts to give partnership and support to the world’s poorest women. Circle friends include Annie Lennox, Jane Shepherdson, Vanessa Emilien, Vanessa Branson, Livia Firth, Sojin Lee, Beverley Knight, Zoe Ball, Melanie Hall, Maryam D’Abo, Karen Benhamou Ruimy, Alice Temperley and Kim Chappell.