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August 20 2014

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12 posts tagged "Jason Schwartzman"

Wes Anderson Whets Appetites at Prada

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A Still from Castello Cavalcanti

Last night at Prada’s Soho store, for an all-too-brief eight minutes, industry insiders sipped cucumber gimlets and disappeared into the wondrous world of Wes Anderson’s latest vision. The downtown fete celebrated the premiere of Anderson’s short film, Castello Cavalcanti, a playful, darkly saturated jaunt that casts Jason Schwartzman as a fifties Prada-outfitted race car driver. Italian actress and director Giada Colagrande stars alongside Schwartzman in the flick, which originally debuted at the Rome Film Festival in November.

“Wes is a very precise, clear-minded director—you can tell from his movies!” commented Colgrande from the stairs of Prada’s rather impressive in-store screening room. “So it was great fun. He tells you exactly what to do, how to do it, and I found myself copying him exactly.”

It seems that copying Anderson (who, it should be noted, collaborated with Prada and Roman Coppola earlier this year on a short for the brand’s Candy L’Eau perfume, which starred Léa Seydoux) served the cast well. The audience consensus was that the oh-so-short film was just that—quite quick and a tease for more, not to mention an enticing complement to Miuccia’s jewel-toned, street art-heavy Spring ’14 collection, whose arrival we look forward to just as much as Anderson’s next project, the forthcoming full-length The Grand Budapest Hotel. “Prada and Miu Miu really marry [their] ideas with those of the author—or in this case, the director,” concluded Colagrande. “I think that’s why they make such wonderful projects all the time.”

Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

Wes Anderson Takes a Roman Holiday

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In perhaps the most suited cross-cultural collaboration since, well, ever, king of quirk Wes Anderson has once again teamed up with fashion’s queen of conceptual ugly chic, Miuccia Prada, on a short film dubbed Castello Cavalcanti. Slated to debut tomorrow at the Rome Film Festival, the eight-minute flick is set in 1955 and stars Jason Schwartzman as a race car driver who crashes into a statue of Jesus before being transported into one of Anderson’s dreamlike realities. Naturally, the actor’s cherry-red helmet is garnished with Prada’s signature triangle logo. Catch the trailer, above.

Jason Schwartzman Teaches Us How Not To Be Socially Awkward

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Is it proper etiquette to greet a friend with one kiss, or two, or six? What’s the least awkward way to present yourself when you don’t know anyone at the party? Is there an appropriate way to check your breath in a social setting? All this and more is answered in the latest collaboration between a trio of Style Map contributors, Eva Michon, Jason Schwartzman, and Brady Cunningham. Michon, a filmmaker and editor of Bad Day magazine, explained, “I was inspired by a number of awkward kiss greetings I’ve encountered on my travels, as well as various questionable ‘social etiquette’ videos currently available on YouTube.” The result is a quintet of satirical etiquette shorts made for Cunningham’s cult indie boutique TenOverSix. The whole thing is narrated in a decidedly matter-of-fact tone by Schwartzman (watch out, Emily Post). Naturally, the flicks were shot in TenOverSix’s L.A. location, and their cast of cool kids dons looks and accessories stocked by the store. Learn the best way to sneeze on your pal, greet a new friend, and pose like a mannequin in the series’ exclusive debut, above.

Tilda Swinton Is The Foxiest 84-Year-Old Around

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Tilda Swinton

The trailer for Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (out this March), has been released, and it seems fashion’s favorite androgynous actress—Tilda Swinton—has aged a few decades to play the role of Madame D. Starring alongside Anderson favorites like Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman as well as Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, and more, Swinton (who, from the looks of it, has a steamy fling with Ralph Fiennes’ character Gustave H, before—spoiler alert—she’s murdered) is glamorous as ever while dripping in velvets, pearls, and furs. If the trailer (below) is any indication, Anderson’s flick will be one worth watching—both for its cast and, of course, its clothes, courtesy of discerning costume designer Milena Canonero.

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Introducing The Style Map All-Stars

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Today we launched Style Map, a new guide to the global scene, with over sixty contributors, including Courtney Love, Zachary Quinto, Kimberly and Tyson Chandler, Rose Byrne, Rinko Kikuchi, Brady Cunningham and Jason Schwartzman, and many more. Meet all the contributors, above, and read our editor’s introduction to Style Map here.