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Since 2010, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy have thrice teamed with director Todd Cole to bring their collections to life. In doing so, they’ve proved a deft hand at storytelling—so deft, in fact, that their most recent film, This Must Be the Only Fantasy, which starred Elijah Wood, Sidney Williams, and Guinevere Van Seenus, was included in the Shorts Selection at this year’s American Film Institute Festival.
Last night at L.A.’s Hammer Museum, Vanity Fair West Coast editor Krista Smith led a discussion with the trio about their collaborations. “We were at the forefront of making these films in fashion,” Cole said. “And you can feel a narrative about where the clothes come from.”
Their first project was Aanteni—ancient Mayan for “a scream for help.” The short starred Guinevere Van Seenus as she ran through the industrial wasteland of downtown L.A. The Aptos, Calif.-born designers explained that a sense of place—particularly their home state—has always been a key component in their creative process. “I think that when we work, everything [goes] back to what we see and what we grew up seeing,” offered Laura. “Our process of working is about driving and seeing things and then having an idea two days later.”
While Southern California’s aeronautical engineering—a point of fascination for the designers—provided inspiration for Aanteni, an oversized brick house in Baldwin Hills influenced the Wild West element of their second film, The Curve of Forgotten Things, which featured a captivating Elle Fanning. Finally, This Must Be the Only Fantasy explored L.A.’s suburbia.
Although each film begins with a given collection, the team stressed that they’re more about the visual world that informs each season. “We wouldn’t even care if none of our clothes were in it,” said Laura. “The clothing is a brief, basically,” added Cole. “They’re such specific pieces that they call for really particular worlds. Then you pick the world, and it’s easy to tell the story.”
Don’t wear pink. It’s one of fashion’s golden rules. Even those of us who grew up with a Barbie doll in each hand have written off the color as too froufrou or girly. We’ve always been anti-, until a recent spate of rosy dresses made us reconsider the hue. Pink became the unofficial shade of Miami Art Basel; Anouck Lepère and Dasha Zhukova were just two of the partygoers photographed in bubblegum-colored frocks last week. Softer blush tones have been turning up on red carpets, too. Elle Fanning looked like a princess at the British Independent Film Awards in an Oscar de la Renta confection, while Kristen McMenamy, who generally favors a more gothic (read: all black) look, made an argument for pink at a dinner for the new Valentino: Master of Couture exhibit.
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On Set With Doutzen Kroes, Louis Vuitton Exposes Its Seams, Anna Dello Russo’s Packing Tips, And More…
Doutzen Kroes, coming soon to a theater near you—provided you live in the Netherlands. In April, the model announced she would be starring in a 3-D Dutch film (Nova Zembla) and this week, she shared a photo of herself running around the set wearing a vintage dress with her done up in ringlets. [Modelinia]
Louis Vuitton is known for its elaborate stores and window displays around the globe and now, in a new book titled Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interiors, the luxury brand reveals the details of its foundations. On October 1, it will roll out the 304-page tome ($130) filled with unseen architects’ sketches and interviews with interior design legends like Peter Marino. [WWD]
Anna Dello Russo, who has admitted she owns more than 4,000 pairs of shoes, is a light packer. On her blog, the editor advises, “The suitcase must be light as a feather.” How does she do that? She claims to only pack one pair of shoes. [Vogue.U.K.]
Elle Fanning is getting Somewhere fast. After starring in Marc Jacobs ad campaigns, the younger Fanning was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the cover of Love magazine this month. [Racked]
Elle Fanning Stars In Rodarte’s Newest Short, Rabanne Rumors Confirmed, An Angel Gets Her High-Fashion Wings, And More…
Golden girl Elle Fanning may be only 12 years old, but her star is on the rise. Sofia Coppola’s already proclaimed her affection for the young actress, and now the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte have cast her, too: In a Rodarte-costumed short film, The Curve of Forgotten Things, by director Todd Cole. It premieres officially next Tuesday on Nowness, but we’ve got a sneak preview, above. [Nowness]
Rumors confirmed. Manish Arora is the new creative director for Paco Rabanne’s womenswear, debuting his first collection for the label at Spring ’12 fashion week in Paris this October. [WWD]
The latest Victoria’s Secret model to make her way toward the editorial mainstream? That’d be South African stunner Candice Swanepoel, who bagged big shoots with Mario Testino for VMan and nabbed the cover of Vogue Italia for February. Next up, the runways? [Fashionologie]
And fashion week’s approach has everyone’s nerves a little frayed, it seems. The gossipmongers at Page Six claim that at Thakoon Panichgul’s studio, even his little dog, Stevie, is stressed—she’s reported to have bitten an intern. Team Thakoon denied the claim in print, and took to Twitter to add: “Dear interns present and future, selling stories to Page Six will not get you hired.” Whatever else is or isn’t true, that last bit most certainly is. [Page Six / @ThakoonNY]