Vanessa Bruno And Lou Doillon Partner For “Visual Poem”
Vanessa Bruno is taking her latest act online. For Fall, the Parisienne’s go-to designer for “easy clothes for difficult girls” tapped Lou Doillon to star in a four-minute clip directed by longtime collaborator Stéphanie Di Giusto and set to a seventies musical backdrop by Linda Perhacs and Final Fantasy selected by Bruno herself. The film, which is being released in lieu of a catalog, is less a commercial decision, she says, than a visual poem intended as a gift to her loyal fans. “I am interested in capturing woman’s duality, her feline side and her mystique—but it has to be a real person. I am not interested in models and disguises, and when I met Lou I realized that we could do something cinematic,” she says. Shot in a single day in a grotto outside Paris, the short follows Doillon as she evolves from an ethereal nature girl to a modern urban warrior to, ultimately, an earthy goddess in black with gold sequins. “Even if, in fashion, we’re always talking about what’s new and edgy, this is about creating a moment that is both timeless and contemporary,” notes the designer. Her fans will have to wait until after summer vacation, however, to catch Doillon in action: The video will debut on vanessabruno.com on September 9, but word has it that cell phones and movie theaters might get in on the act, too.