August 31 2014

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Therapy’s In Session With Prada And Polanski


Yesterday, amid the many other films at Cannes was a notable short: Roman Polanski’s newmini-film for Prada, A Therapy. The diagnosis of this particular therapy session, between Helena Bonham Carter (dressed elegantly in a red Prada pencil skirt and purple button-up) and her Central Park psychiatrist (played by Ben Kingsley): Prada suits everyone. While Carter describes her bad dream at length, Kingsley’s attention is stolen by his patient’s striking purple fur coat, to the point where he can’t take his eyes off it and tries it on. And who can blame him?

Of the project, Polanski says in a statement released by the label, “When I was asked to shoot a short movie for Prada, I did not think I could be myself, but the reality is that in the total freedom I was given, I had the opportunity to reunite my favorite group of people on set and just have fun.” He adds, “The chance to dwell on what the fashion world represents nowadays and the fact that it is accompanied by so many stereotypes is fascinating and at the same time a bit upsetting, but you definitely cannot ignore it.” Check out stills from the film, above, and click here to watch the full video.

Photos: Courtesy of Prada

Want Ewan McGregor At Your Fashion Show? Call Iggy


Only a Roman Polanski flick could turn the focus of New York City nightlife from clothes to film on the final night of fashion week. As the Calvin Klein party raged in the Meatpacking District and the glasses were raised in the Bryant Park tents one last time, a select few took in Polanski’s new thriller, The Ghost Writer, at the Cinema Society and Screenvision showing at the Crosby Street Hotel. Stars Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor then took the party upstairs to mingle with Brooke Shields, Julian Schnabel, and U2′s The Edge. With Shields making front-row appearances this week, we wondered—did any of the others make it to the shows?

None had, but they all were well attired, thanks to friends in high places. “I wish I’d gone to the shows!” said Brosnan’s wife, Keely Shaye Smith. “My friend Carmen Marc Valvo made the dress I’m wearing tonight. I saw photos from his Fall 2010 show—his collection is stunning! You can tell him I said that.” Duly reported. Meanwhile, McGregor confessed, “I’m not very involved in fashion, but I do love clothes. I wear a lot of Neil Barrett, because we’re friends—his clothing fits me well, and I’m loyal to him. I also met Lars Nilsson in Berlin and really like his work. But I’ve only been to one fashion show in my life, John Varvatos in 2007, and that was to watch Iggy Pop perform.”

Photo: Amanda Schwab / Startraks Photo