Jaguar has revealed a unique photograph created by the iconic British fashion and style photographer, Rankin.
‘Rooms by Rankin’, a special collaboration between Jaguar and Rankin, celebrates key models from Jaguar, and the legendary Mk 2 is the latest subject.
Launched in 1959 at the Earls Court Motor Show with a graceful design that epitomised the era, the Mk 2 is one of the world’s best-loved saloon cars.
“The Jaguar Mk 2 is a very special car – undeniably beautiful and well-proportioned,” said Rankin. ”
“I wanted to create something that celebrated the Mk 2’s form and its heritage, but also had a thoroughly modern edge to it. That’s why I chose to use polka dots.”
In addition to its supreme road-going performance, the Jaguar Mk 2 was extremely competitive on the race track, scoring countless saloon car victories in the hands of greats such as Roy Salvadori and Graham Hill.
Jaguar Design Director, Julian Thomson, added: “Polka dots are perfect for the Mk 2. They can be wistfully nostalgic and they also have a modern currency that makes them a timeless classic. Rankin has managed to produce a truly stand-out creation. It’s elegant and has a captivating charm that we all appreciate at Jaguar.”