The annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show is traditionally about flowers and the royals.
This year however their royal highnesses must have been careful not to rub shoulder’s with one woman, after she showed up wearing nothing by blue paint.
The woman in question threw a curveball, appearing at the London-based event totally nude aside from body paint and tactically-placed appliqué patches.
Model and actress Alexandra Ford debuted the daring look during yesterday’s press day.
Also in attendance at yesterday’s event was Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Queen was there to see the garden designed by the Duchess of Cambridge in collaboration with landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White, but it looks like she may have seen more than she bargained for.
The daring look was created by makeup artist Vanessa Davis, who shared a video detailing the process behind it.
It was intended to make Ford look just like an ornament by the show’s sponsor, British heritage ceramics brand Wedgwood.
Wedgwood was founded in 1759, and has partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) for the last three years as a headline sponsor.
Ford’s body paint is a shade specific to the bran known as ‘Wedgwood blue’, and was commissioned by the reputable brand.
While it is unknown how the royal guests responded at the event, Davis’ human artwork prompted a positive response from her Instagram followers.
“This is amazing. She really looks like Wedgwood china personified,” wrote one fan.
Another added, “I can only imagine the time it takes to make all the little details let alone put them all on.”
Body paint can sometimes create a deceiving optical illusion, as has been seen many times over.
Last year beach goers were left in shock when they took a closer look at a woman walking down Venice Beach, in LA, whose ‘bikini’ was simply drawn on to her body.
Words by Francesca Specter
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