Trying to understand exactly how an artist is inspired by his muse is like trying to find words to describe the colours he uses to paint. Suffice to say that without that inspiration, there would be no art.

Photographer: James McNaught • Art Direction: Sarah Ann Murray • Fashion Stylist: Jo Grzeszczuk
Photography Assistants: James Rawlings and Piero Bressan • Fashion Assistant: Millie Bradshaw • Hair: Fai Archer • Make-Up: Sarah Exley USING DERMOLOGICA, ELEMIS, MURAD • Watch Coordinator: Mr. Wolf
Models: Pierre Francois Jacob/Success Models and Shana/Next Models

Special thank you to Pauline Forster and Ewa Kropiewnicka for the use of their art throughout.

On him: Bulgari Octo Finissimo in platinum with black alligator-leather strap. Navy wool-cotton trousers, Brunello Cucinelli; Green knit jumper, Theory.

On her: Bulgari Berries in white gold, set with diamonds and rubies and red alligator strap. White cashmere fur jacket, Brunello Cucinelli; High jewellery bracelet in white gold with round and pavé diamonds (60.49ct) and high jewellery ring in platinum with one cushion brilliant-cut diamond (6.51ct F VVS2) and two tapered-cut diamonds (0.61ct), both Bulgari.

On him: Vacheron Constantin Harmony Dual Time in pink gold with brown alligator strap. Charcoal-grey terry cloth polo sweater, Orlebar Brown; khaki corduroy trousers, Anderson & Sheppard Haberdashery; Grey felt braces, Budd Shirtmakers; Brown suede loafers, Crockett & Jones.

On her: Backes & Strauss Piccadilly Renaissance in white gold with diamond-set case and bracelet. Serpenti earrings in pink gold with round mounted diamond, round quartz, round rubellite and round mounted setting pavé, and Serpenti one-coil bracelet in pink gold with rubellite head and pavé-set diamond scales, both Bulgari.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin 1931 Special London Flagship Edition in stainless steel with black alligator strap. Light grey waistcoat and grey large check trousers, both Brunello Cucinelli; Cotton poet shirt, Anderson & Sheppard haberdashery.

Patek Philippe Calatrava in platinum with black alligator strap. Navy polo sweater, Orlebar Brown.

Chopard High Jewellery Red Carpet Collection watch in white gold featuring marquise and round brilliant-cut diamonds with black satin strap. Camel alpaca-wool sleeveless jacket, Brunello Cucinelli.

On him: Rolex Cellini in white gold with black alligator-leather strap. Grey wool pinstripe trousers, Brunello Cucinelli; Collarless navy cardigan, Ermenegildo Zegna; Loafers, Crockett & Jones.

On her: Rolex Cellini in Everose gold and diamond set with black alligator-leather strap. Beige and gold cashmere scarf, Brunello Cucinelli; Silk shorts, La Perla.

Graff Floral Tourbillon in white gold with diamonds, emeralds and green crocodile-leather strap. Heart-shaped diamond necklace and 11ct round diamond ring, both Graff; Nude lingerie, La Perla.

On him: Cartier Clé de Cartier in pink gold with brown alligator-leather strap. Grey flannel trousers and grey shawl collar cardigan, both Brunello Cucinelli; White cotton poet shirt, Anderson & Sheppard Haberdashery.

On her: Cartier Clé de Cartier in pink gold, diamond set with blue alligator-leather strap. Ivory jacket with metal lapels, Brunello Cucinelli; Silk lingerie, La Perla; Sapphire Secret Cluster earrings set in platinum and 7-motif Art Deco round baguette diamond bracelet set in platinum, both Harry Winston.

Chanel Boy.Friend in beige gold with black alligator-leather strap. Hooded cardigan, Brunello Cucinelli; Hortensia earrings in pink gold, set with angel-skin and pink opal with diamonds and pink tourmalines and Hortensia ring in pink gold, set with angel-skin and pink opal, pink tourmalines, pink sapphire and diamonds, both Chaumet.

Piaget Altiplano in white gold with black alligator-leather strap. Grey cotton check poet shirt and thick corduroy trousers, both Anderson & Sheppard Haberdashery; Acetate eye frames, Claire Goldsmith.

On him: Breguet Classique in rose gold with brown alligator-leather strap. Grey cotton poet shirt, thick corduroy trousers and print scarf, all Anderson & Sheppard Haberdashery.

On her: Breguet Reine de Naples in white gold with 76 baguette-cut diamonds and Akoya-pearl bracelet. Blue chambray shirt, Orlebar Brown.

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