Versace Fall/Winter Collection 1999
One day one of the Versace designers rang up and said 'I know it's not what you normally do, but would you be interested in doing something for the Versace collection?' I was pretty stunned and responded with of course I would be interested.
The designer wanted gold samples of glass, which I gilded. When they came out of the kiln I gilded them, they looked beautiful and very French tortoiseshell-esq.
I knew at that moment they would order a lot. They were sent to Milan on arriving they called me up immediately and said they wanted 2000 pieces in two weeks time.