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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Film Directors Fashion Ads

There was a lot of press about Tom Ford's film directing debut for the Oscar-nominated  "A Single Man" in 2009.  The movie was loved by critics and praised for its beautiful photography, design and complex characters.
Karl Lagerfeld's love of photography has been well documented.  He promoted a recent collection with a self-directed short film called "Remember Now".

I suppose prominent auteurs of the movie world felt they had to return the favor...

Martin Scorsese is known for his gritty portrayals in films like Goodfellas and The Departed.  What would he bring to the new commercial for a Chanel fragrance?  The result was a slick, darker, stylish short with a rebellious model (that's pretty hot!)

Oscar-nominated director Sofia Coppola was first in front of the camera for a Louis Vuitton ad with dad Francis Ford Coppola.
 She directed the wonderful Lost In Translation and the trend-setting Marie Antoinette.  She directed a similarly frothy French fantasy in her commercial for Christian Dior's "Miss Dior Cherie" fragrance.

What's next? Frank Miller of Sin City Fame is set to debut his film for Gucci's new "Guilty" fragrance at the MTV Awards September 12th.  It promises to have the slick, graphic, sexy look that he is known for... Here's a preview:

Want to keep up with all the fashion film shorts? Check out Fred Sweet's page here.

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