THE CADORE STORY, a collection of photographs by Stephanie Rushton, celebrates over 40 years of handcrafted production in our own family-run factory in the Cadore region of Northern Italy and unveils the passion of the factory’s workers, revealing their personal narratives and unseen faces.
Each frame takes four weeks to handcraft and goes through 37 rigorous processes, manufactured by the ﬁnest craftsmen who combine traditional production techniques and beautiful material.
Stephanie Rushton has more than 25 years of experience as a studio and fashion photographer working under legendary photographer David Bailey for nine years, and is known for photographing people in their environment and the environments that they create around themselves. “This is what I enjoyed about shooting the images of the Cutler and Gross factory—the sense of identity that exists in each of the workers built up over the years of taking pride in their craft, which is so often lost in today’s climate of manufacturing,” said Rushton.
The expert artisanal craftsmanship and time-consuming attention to detail that goes into a Cutler and Gross “Handmade by C&G Italy” frame will be on display in the Cutler and Gross Museum at the 16 Knightsbridge Green ﬂagship store from 14 April to 20 April 2012.