Stella McCartney was inspired to create Lucky Spot following a visit to Belsay Castle. Her response to this grand medieval castle and mystical quarry garden was to create something magical, romantic and visually stunning. She designed a jewelled curtain of thousands of Swarovski crystals that hung in the shape of a horse from the ceiling in the Castle’s Great Hall.
Lucky Spot was originally created by the fashion designer back in 2004 for a special exhibit at the castle, and has returned (her/him) there in a special installation for the Easter Holidays 2009. Stella often uses a horse motif in her designs and this installation is a truly beautiful creation by my favourite fashion designer.