British ambassador Morris becomes a model for the day

H.E. Jill Morris wears Vivienne Westwood

 ROME -- The British ambassador to Italy, H.E. Jill Morris became a model for the day for iconic British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood’s during a private sale of Westwood's clothes, shoes, scarfs and other accessories at the ambassador's villa in the Eternal City, with the aim of promoting British fashion in the Bel Paese.

 Morris, who arrived in Italy during the post-Brexit shock and who is a self-declared lover of Italian fashion, food and cinema, organized a private sale from Friday to Saturday of Westwood''s designs in her Villa Wolkonsky residence, of which part of the proceeds were given to Greenpeace.

 The trendy ambassador told the Times that they let her try on a few of the clothes for an impromptu photoshoot in order to promote the sale of British fashion in Italy.

 “I may be the first female ambassador in Rome, but ambassadors are different to how they were 20 or 30 years ago. The Foreign Office is now different and we have an organization that reflects current society,” Morris said.

 This was the second edition of the private sale at Villa Wolkonsky, following last year’s sale promoted by the then ambassador Christopher Prentice, but, as the embassy admitted, “it did not receive the same sort of attention.”