What They’re Wearing: Frieze London

Elizabeth Paton, The New York Times, October 16, 2015
Cecily Motley
Associate director, Louisa Guinness Gallery, London

Earrings: Anish Kapoor. These earrings are a great example of the kind of work we show — far more interesting than diamond studs or pearls. And I can wear them every day.


Trousers: Yves Saint Laurent. These are my go-to slacks for the art fair circuit. Warm, versatile and very flattering.


Dress: This is Marni and I wear it constantly because it is simple yet makes a statement — which is also how I like my art.


Jacket: Cos. Light and linen. Something I can throw on that goes with everything and can work in all seasons.


Shoes: Topshop. Comfy and chunky boots with not too high a heel — essential if I spend all day on my feet.


Ring: Anish Kapoor. When I wear dark colors, I always try to accessorize using statement jewelry with a pop of color.


Necklace: Ron Arad. This sculptured necklace is one of my favorites and always catches collectors’ eyes. Its great because it looks like great, heavy chunks of glass but is in fact featherlight silicon. I always try and wear our art jewelry because I think some people find it intimidating — often people think it needs to be left on its stand. But really, like all good jewelry, art pieces need to be worn to bring them to life. I’m walking proof they should take the leap.