We Laughed, We Cried, We Went to Co’s Movie
Since branching out to launch their clothing line, Co, in 2011, L.A.-based writer Justin Kern and producer Stephanie Danan have seamlessly straddled the worlds of fashion and film. Each season, they’ve released a mini-movie to complement their collections of easy, no-nonsense feminine separates and dresses. And each season, these shorts have evolved. “The first one was like a trailer, with no talking, and now they’ve become more like movies,” said Kern. Spring ’13 marks Co’s third cinematic endeavor, and the designers teamed up with Oscar-nominated director Stuart Blumberg (whose new movie Thanks for Sharing, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, comes out this August) to create She Said, She Said, a comedic short about a lesbian divorce. This is almost certainly the first fashion film to explore said subject. But even when they’re fighting over assets, stars Marisa Tomei and Élodie Bouchez do the label’s Spring ’13 wares (which include everything from a draped, wing-sleeve black gown to a furry black, white, and pink trapeze top) justice. “We were a bit inspired by clothes actresses wear when they have to go to court,” said Kern of the styling. “I just remember, back in the day, when Winona Ryder went through that whole [shoplifting] ordeal. She looked so pristine in court, and you felt like she couldn’t possibly have committed a crime,” laughed Danan. The movie also stars comedian David Wain, who plays the couple’s lawyer, as well as Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza, who portrays a leather-trouser-wearing temptress. Watch the funny film’s debut above, exclusively on Style.com.