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In a playful reference to how we communicate in today’s connected yet disconnected world, Lanvin Creative Director Alber Elbaz gives feedback on the brand’s new campaign via a Skype video call for their spring/summer video. The inspiration for the editorial came from Elbaz’s inability to actually be in New York City for the various shoots because of Hurricane Sandy. Lanvin continues to be a luxury fashion house with a mischievous sense of humour.

Free People’s new short film Roshambo (another name for the hand game rock, paper, scissors) follows the lives of a touring band member played by Christopher Abbott AKA the hot guy from ‘Girls’ and beautiful brunette Sheila Marquez. They meet after a chance encounter reunites them and what follows is a whirlwind romance set against a Brooklyn backdrop. Get ready to be swept along with this dreamy duo, a whimsical love story featuring some gorgeous outfits by Free People. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Audaciously…Brilliantly…Eternally… CHANEL and the Diamond. Love this fabulous short film that summarises the history of Gabrielle Chanel’s use of the diamonds in a modern way – simplifying jewellery settings and rendering the previous styles out of date “I want jewels that slip between the fingers like a ribbon”. For Chanel beauty was not an obligation or a convention but a way of being, an allure.

Miu Miu will premiere the fourth and final instalment of its Women’s Tales film series, during Venice Film Festival’s opening day, August 30. Entitled It’s Getting Late, the Italian fashion house’s latest short follows four women played by Patricia Clarkson, Gemma Arterton, Rinko Kikuchi and Aubrey Plaza all getting ready for a night out at The Hotel Café club in Hollywood, to attend a Zola Jesus concert. The story was written and directed by Massy Tadjedin and will be screened alongside the other instalments from the brand’s mini-movie saga that celebrates female filmmakers.

Directed by the founder and editor-in-chief of Garage magazine, Dasha Zhukova, and starring actress Chloë Sevigny and fashion writer Derek Blasberg, this 1920’s short silent film forms part of the Fashion Fetish film season on SHOWstudio.com. “Once Upon A Dress” explores the importance of the right gown in this case being current season Prada, complete with knife edge pleats and spaghetti-straps – and not the right man in the quest for happiness. Sevigny plays a hapless ingenue who arrives at a glittering soiree and immediately falls in love with a dress hanging from the wall. Cue all sorts of hazy daydreams in which Blasberg – a dapper roaring 20s gentleman in tux and tails – whisks her off her feet.

 

 

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