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Wes Anderson’s Affair With Fendi

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Tilda Swinton

Fendi lent its talents to Wes Anderson’s latest cinematic confection, The Grand Budapest Hotel, costuming both Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton (yep, that’s her in the middle) for their roles in the film alongside Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero. At press time we can only speculate as to what Prada might think of Anderson’s infidelity, but Miuccia can’t be too upset. After all, Anderson and Fendi do have a history—the house created Gwyneth Paltrow’s now iconic mink for The Royal Tenenbaums.

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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

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