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wren in living color

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Wren designer Melissa Coker pulled together a pretty impressive team for her Spring ’09 video installation Another 3 Women. Screened at the Wren presentation in midtown last night, the video, directed by Alia Raza, is a mash-up of scenes from Robert Altman’s 3 Women and the Woody Allen film Another Woman, and it stars returning Wren collaborator Sarah Sophie Flicker, Flicker’s bestest bud Karen Elson, and (for truly international appeal) Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. How did Coker lock up all that talent? “Well, Alia and I are old friends, and we’ve always wanted to work together,” she explained, “and Sarah Sophie brought on Karen, and then Julia we wanted because she seemed like an unexpected third girl. And they all look pretty cute together.” Cute—and colofully clad in Wren’s eye-popping Spring ’09 palette. “Last season our video was black-and-white,” Coker noted, “and this season we decided, yeah, color. I figure, next season if I do a movie, I’ll have to go 3-D.”

Photo: Courtesy of Wren

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