From the biblical Garden of Eden in present-day Iraq to the earliest structures in China (circa 1050-256 B.C.E.), gardens have been an inspiration to artists, poets and designers alike. Thanks to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, they also provide the source for our Eden-inspired spring fashion.
Photography Yvonne Taylor at the Freer + Sackler Galleries of Art
Fashion Editor Lana Orloff
Styling and Floral Concepts Lauretta McCoy
Hair Jill Turnbull
Flowers Ultra Violet
Assistant stylist Roxy Angha
Rachel Roy silk silver dress $1,295, Saks Jandel, Chevy Chase, Md.; 14k white gold Custom design Pin/Pendant, $5,980, 14k white gold ring designed by Jorge Adeler, $5,450, and 18k white gold bangle bracelet, $12,600, all Adeler Jewelers, Great Falls, Va.; 18k white gold multi-row cuff bracelet with 11.26ct of pave diamonds, $25,000, Boone & Sons Jewelers, Chevy Chase, Md. & Tyson’s Galleria, Va.