26 posts tagged "Lou Doillon"
James Franco’s mission for his latest Seven For All Mankind campaign was to meld old Hollywood and new. “The whole aesthetic approach of the campaign is based on the eternal hipness of the clothes,” Franco says. “We can do a meditation on old and new Hollywood at the same time because of the way the clothes fit into all eras.”
Old Hollywood is well represented by classic landmarks, including Hollywood Cemetary, Sunset Boulevard, and Mark Mahoney’s famous Shamrock tattoo parlor. New is represented by the diverse cast, including Lily Donaldson, Lou Doillon, Cody Horn, and Henry Hopper (a very direct connector of old Hollywood and new: he’s the son of the late Dennis Hopper). The roster is international (Doillon is French, Donaldson English) but Europeans have always found a happy home in Hollywood—just as the campaign’s inspiration, Rudolph Valentino, did. “He was the great sex symbol of the silent film era, so much so that some journalists wrote pieces about the general decline of masculinity and blamed Valentino’s suave effeminacy as the main cause,” Franco tells Style.com. “But now, almost a hundred years later, we can champion the ambiguity of Valentino.” The campaign debuts exclusively on Style.com, as do a few behind-the-scenes shots. Look out for the accompanying Web video series shot by Franco on the brand’s YouTube channel July 26.
The sun’s out in New York, half the world seems to be in California for Coachella (more on that to come), so no wonder we’ve got summer on the brain. It’s evidently on Tamara Taichman’s mind, too. The French Elle editor turned accessory designer behind Tila March has created her first swimwear line, available now from La Redoute, the French mail-order catalog. (Don’t raise an eyebrow: La Redoute has collaborated in the past with Yves Saint Laurent, Sonia Rykiel, Azzaro, and Robert Clergerie.) Taichman looked to Lou Doillon—who also models the new collection, above—for inspiration for the bikini and maillot styles. And to complete the look, she’s created—what else—two shoes, a wedge and a flat sandal. Now all we need is for the mercury to catch up with her.
Tila March for La Redoute is available at laredoute.fr. For more Tila March, be sure to check out the Fall 2011 Accessories Index .