Girl, Interrupted

For Monique Péan, collaborating with photographer Collier Schorr was a “natural decision.” The two worked together on a series of photos for Péan’s Minéraux collection of one-of-a-kind diamond rings handcrafted in New York City. “I have always admired the austerity of her images,” says Péan of Schorr, whose photos have been exhibited at MoMA, the Guggenheim, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Whitney. “We share a minimalist aesthetic that ultimately lends both the designs and the images a timeless quality.”

In the images, which you can preview exclusively above, Péan’s designs decorate the fingers of an anonymous naked women. “I envisioned these women as a strikingly clean slate on which to highlight the subtle design elements of each ring. Negative space plays a key role in accentuating the uniqueness of each center diamond,” Péan explains. “Schorr’s ability to capture the fluidity of the human form balances the geometric intricacies of each piece.”