The Artist is Absent: A Short Documentary on Martin Margiela
Directed by the award winning New York based writer and director Alison Chernick, the documentary reveals the impact of the Belgian creative genius Martin Margiela – the enigmatic mind behind several of the most consummately striking creations during the past two decades. Notoriously elusive, Margiela is known for his absence in the media, having never given an interview nor willingly posed for photographs.
As a reconstruction of his path to his dichotomous prominence, his presence becomes tangible through images and frames from his creative career, substantiated by personal interviews with some of fashion’s greatest names including Jean-Paul Gaultier, Raf Simons and Suzy Menkes, who have contributed to the mosaic of his extraordinary life. The documentary exemplifies the essence of Martin Margiela’s deconstructivist revolution, and has been acknowledged by the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in the Best Documentary Short category.
Starting April 20, a short version of the twelve-minute documentary will be shown exclusively on yoox.com, thecorner.com and shoescribe.com. The full documentary will be showcased online from April 27, after the announcement of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival winners.
'Sweat' by Palladium x Major Lazer
Production duo Major Lazer -best known for their rhythmic electro and dancehall beats- teamed up with heritage boot brand Palladium to debut an eye-catching music video for the new released track 'Sweat' from the album ‚Free the Universe‘ featuring Laidback Luke and Miss Dynamite. The Glow-in-the-Dark-Video creates an energetic and spacy ambience and fits perfectly into the concept of both, Palladium and Major Lazer. All filmed in a black light, the Los Angeles-based dance crew The Underground Street Chronicles is only visible through neon-coloured clothing outlines, accessories and body painting. Synchronized with the vibrant beat, fluorescent sweat-inspired paint splashes surround the dancers' sharp movements.
Directed by renowned Ryan Staake from the production company Pomp & Clout, the video was shot in L.A.'s prestigious Zynderia Studios. The Underground Street Chronicles wear boots from Palladium's FW 2013 collection, including the enzyme-washed Pallabrouse Baggy and four variations of the waterproof Pampa Sport Cuff WP2. Both silhouettes maintain traditional Palladium design details, including a rubber toe cap and a durable rubber outsole.
Karl Lagerfeld Documentary: Fashion as Religion
Karl Lagerfeld is to star as the subject of a four-hour documentary, airing in Germany on September 7th. Mode Als Religion not only opens a window to the designer's life and career, but also draws parallels between the world of fashion and religion, likening consumers to followers, models to angels and magazines to the Bible. The work of German television journalist, Martina Neuen, the biopic is the result of 16 months of unprecedented access to Lagerfeld's assiduous daily routine, baring the bones of his creative process, from sketch to show to photograph.
Appearances by Suzy Menkes, Claudia Schiffer and Diane Kruger thread through the narrative of the subject, which in itself is mirthifully wry in observation, crediting himself as “a fashion missionary”. The documentary will also touch on Lagerfeld's private life, delving into a personal photo archive to illustrate his transition from son of a milk producer in northern Germany, to demigod of couture.
The documentary will premier at a special screening in Munich, to coincide with the opening of his new boutique in the city, before airing on German channel Vox on September 7th.
Michael Shannon by Bryan Adams for ZOO NO. 36
I'm an Actress
Dutch photographer Bianca Pilet will show her first film 'I'm an Actress' next week on Diane Pernet's 'A Shaded View On Fashion Film' (25-26-27 September, Paris)
Nanda, 'I'm an Actress'
'Im an Actress' shows Nanda, who Pilet describes as someone with an 'brutal honesty'. Nanda and Bianca Pilet worked together on several occasions before, but always in photographic projects. Pilet's first film 'I'm an actress' can be seen on www.biancapilet.com .
The photos of Bianca Pilet always possess an elegantly elusive quality; her photography induces desire. Whether in portraiture, fashion or advertising, her images depict an agreeably eccentric world that we’d gladly inhabit. They are film stills, in which people become actors, interiors become sets. With the timing of a perfect cliffhanger, and with that distinctive natural light that makes hers a soft and acceptable world.
Although often commissioned, her photos tell their own story. Always, unmistakably, Bianca Pilet’s photographic universe.
Coco avant Chanel
Out now, the new new movie ‘Coco avant Chanel’. Dedicated to the years of Coco Chanel, the film of Anne Fontaine will feature Audrey Tautou in the leading role surrounded by Benoit Poelvoerde, Emmanuelle Devos, Marie Gillain and Alessandro Nivola.
The film focuses on the training years of the great fashion designer and shows how a young woman of very modest origins, self-taught but endowed with an exceptional personality, has become a symbol of success and freedom who created the modern day woman after having been one.
Catherine Leterrier will create the original costumes. The production has the assistance of the Maison Chanel and of Karl Lagerfeld who have given access to their archives and collections.
Ray Liotta in Zoo Magazine No. 20
by Alexander Laurence/photography Bryan Adams
Ray Liotta is a well-known actor and a man of mystery. Tall, with light brown hair and intense green eyes, he has the air of a tough guy. Certainly, on screen, Liotta specializes in playing tough, albeit psychopathic characters - whether a corrupt Justice Department official who is eaten alive in Hannibal or a gangster in Goodfellas.
I met Liotta at Hollywood’s famous Chateau Marmont hotel on a late summer day in July. He seemed only slightly less fearsome in person. He appeared uncomfortable about doing an interview and being photographed. He also asked a lot of questions, including: “What kind of magazine is this?”
Liotta does not court publicity so very little is known about him. When I delve into his personal life, I uncover more speculation and myth than actual truth. Yes, Liotta is a soccer fan, but no, he is not a fan of Tottenham Hotspurs, as it is often reported.
READ THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW IN ZOO MAGAZINE NO. 20, TO BE RELEASED THIS MONTH.
ZURICH revolves around Nina (Wende Snijders), who roams the freeways of Germany, in search for the ability to forget her past. Along the way, she meets German truck driver Matthias (Sacha Alexander Gersak), with whom she develops a relationship. Her brokenness gives the film an atmosphere, which lures you in.
Director Sacha Polak chose multitalented Wende Snijders to play the lead and wrote the role for her, which makes ZURICH Snijders’ film debut. Polak received the prestigious Berlinale Residency for her script, which was her second film. She got to work with film experts in Berlin, and premiered ZURICH at the Berlinale.
'RAPE' by Joseph Lally
Avant garde filmmaker Joseph Lally and London-based SHOW Studio are delight to present an exclusive cinematic venture entitled 'RAPE' starring charming Belgian model and actress Hannelore Knuts. The unnerving yet absorbing film through different filmic and audio techniques becomes distorted and manipulated leading to a visual outlook of a rape. It tells the story of a woman followed by a man in a dark and surrealistic environment.
Miu Miu at Venice Film Festival 2013
Miu Miu is to make a return to the Venice Film Festival this August, continuing its series of short films, Women's Tales. Each piece the work of an international female director, The Door by Ava DuVernay and Le Donne della Vuccirira by Hiam Abbas will premier on August 29th. Following last year's successful format, the fifth and sixth installments have been produced in partnership with independent film company, Venice Days, and are to be accompanied by a selected discussion panel, exploring the roles and works of women in cinema. The Venice Film Festival runs between August 28th and September 7th.
Lana Del Rey by Bryan Adams, London, February 2012
Bob Mizer spent 48 years making photos and films for his Athletic Model Guild, and 41 years publishing Physique Pictorial, America's first, and most explicitly gay physique magazine. His diaries, kept from the age of eight, make it clear that he was openly homosexual from his late teens, but until the age of 42 he lived and worked in his mother's L.A. rooming house, where his strict ethical code prevented him from fully expressing his fantasies. For 24 years he worked in black and white and never showed a completely naked man, but following his mother's death in 1964 Mizer built a kingdom dedicated to the pleasures of male flesh, and photographed fully nude men in explicit poses and psychedelically saturated colors.
Bill Murphy by Bob Mizer
Sometimes called the Hugh Hefner of gay publishing for his pioneering magazine, Mizer influenced figures in art and society from David Hockney–who first came to America partly to meet Bob Mizer–to California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who modeled for Mizer in 1975.
Tony Palo by Bob Mizer
Bob's World: The Life and Boys of AMG's Bob Mizer is the first book to celebrate the full-color, deliriously uninhibited carnival of late-period Mizer. Over 250 photos are accompanied by an oral history by contributing artists David Hockney, Jack Pierson and John Sonsini, photographers David Hurles and Hal Roth, models Ben Sorensen and Andrew Sears, and Wayne Stanley, inheritor of the Mizer estate. The book includes a one-hour DVD of Mizer films spanning 1958–1980, specially edited for this edition.
Chris Dickerson and Bunker by Bob Mizer
Bob's World: The Life and Boys of AMG's Bob Mizer
Hanson, Dian (ED)
Hardcover + DVD,
24.5 x 32 cm (9.6 x 12.6 in.),
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Angels and Demons
Brioni dresses Tom Hanks and Stellan Skarsgård. Tom Hanks was chosen to play the Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon: The Da Vinci Code came out in 2006 and, three years later, its sequel, Angels and Demons, is ready. Tom Hanks (two-time Academy Award Winner) and Stellan Skarsgård, the other face in the film directed by Ron Howard, will have at their disposal a special wardrobe: Brioni’s made-to-measure line.
Robert Langdon dons both formalwear and mix-and-match jackets and trousers in the most turbulent scenes, where the expert of esoteric mystery is intent on resolving a case of homicide and saving the Vatican from a terrorist attack. The jackets and suits are custom made by Brioni tailors who are used to dressing actors and actresses both on set and in their private lives. Angels and Demons was filmed in Los Angeles and Rome and the typically Italian atmosphere once again underlines Brioni’s role as world ambassador of male elegance.
The world première of the sequel to the Da Vinci Code will take place London on the 14th May.
Thomas Bo Nilsson's MEAT
Staging a 240 hour performance based on the story of Canadian porn actor and model accused of killing and dismembering another man Luka Magnotta, MEAT is a creative theatre installation created by Swedish actor and set designer Thomas Bo Nilsson.
Nilsson has collaboration with filmmaker Matt Lambert to create a promotional video based on the performance which was showcased on 3rd April at Schaubühne theatre in Berlin as part of the Festival of International New Drama as well as online at www.livemeat.tv in parts.
The showcase hosts a cast of 60 performers who act in a bizarre yet intriguing “fragmented universe of both living and commercial spaces” and explores both sexuality and surrealism. The performance will run until 13th April 2014.
ASVOFF 6th edition's 'Winning films'
For the 6th edition of ASVOFF Diane Pernet announced the winning films on Tuesday, 22nd October 2013, that were selected during the festival days from the 11th till the 13th including more than 100 in and out competition films, showcasing 'a weekend of cinematic intrigue, trail- blazing fashion, magnetic personalities and passionate performances'. Since launching the festival in September 2008, the Centre Pompidou annually transforms into a venue, showcasing magnificent and highly sophisticated feature films, documentaries, performances and installations.
'HOLI HOLY' by Bharat Sikka
The three-day brought together notable names such as Mike Figgis, Bettina Rheims, Wing Shya, David Sims, Ellen Von Unwerth, Bruce Weber and prestigious fashion brands such as Dior Homme, CHANEL, Pierre Cardin, Hussein Chalayan. Six highly talented filmmakers were chosen by a group of renowned jury members such as Michele Lamy, Laurens Van Den Acker and Danielle Ryan. The contributors walked away with nine trophies for their excellent fashion films.
'BFC LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN FW13' by Matt Lambert
The ASVOFF GRAND PRIX, BEST SOUND PRIZE and BEST EMERGING TALENT -awarded by Nowness- went to Bharat Sikka and Manish Arora for their breathtaking film ‘Holi Holy‘, which captures an obscure atmosphere, as well as beautiful and strong images, shot in India. The story is about the main character Bishi Bhattacharya, who explores a small village in India, where "the forgotten women are part of the community again. But only for a short while". BEST ART DIRECTION and BEST STYLING went to Matt Lambert's short film 'BFC London Collections: Men FW13', which tells the story of three young British men and their personal relationships with style.
'SHE SAID, SHE SAID' by Stuart Blumberg
'SISTER ACT' by Ellen Von Unwerth
Furthermore, a truly entertaining film was 'She said, she said' by Stuart Blumberg. Being awarded for BEST ACTING, the short film tells the story of a lesbian couple that meets for divorce attempts to divide their possessions through mediation. 'Sister Act‘ by Ellen Von Unwerth won the BEAUTY PRIZE in collaboration with Make Up Artist Vicky Steckel awarded by MAKE UP FOREVER.
All winning films are featured on www.nowfashion.com
André Gregory: Before and After Dinner
To celebrate the life and work of director and actor André Gregory, the Film Forum releases the documentary André Gegory: Before and After Dinner. Since decades the artist has already been an influential and important personality within the film and theatre scene.
From directing arthouse movies to unconventional plays Gregory has never been afraid of breaking conventions. In Before and After Dinner he will discuss his role in the classic My Dinner with André from 1981 as well as his close relationship with Wallace Shawn and their collaboration for Vanya on 42nd Street. He also reflects on his upbringing and family ties, giving an intimate insight into his mindset and what made him into the person he is today.
The director of the documentary is Cindy Kleine, who conveniently is also the wife of Gregory. On the April 3rd the film will be released at the Film Forum on 209 West Houston Street, New York. Until the 16th of April audiences can enjoy daily screenings. After the screening at 19:50 hrs on the 3rd and 5th of April as well as at 15.15 hrs on the 7th of April, André Gregory himself and director Cindy Kleine will attend the event and answer the audiences' questions.
VIDEO - Trailer of Pina by Wim Wenders
A Shaded View
On Fashion Film
A Shaded View On Fashion Film is a fashion+style+beauty festival founded and curated by Diane Pernet, which aims to sample the best of the quickly developing genre that is fashion film. Fashion films have taken off to a new level in the last year and so it is only natural that the festival should do the same...
After touring the Jeu de Paume, the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Arnheim Biennale, the Hyères Fashion + Photography Festival, Mexico, Seoul, Riga, London, Tokyo and Vienna (phew!) for its first edition, A Shaded View On Fashion Film will kick off its 2009 edition with a special Carte Blanche to ASVOFF event at Centre Pompidou : ASVOFF selection preview followed by Rick Owen's choice, on October 8th, the last day of Paris Fashion Week, followed by 3 days of short-film selection + longer film screenings at Passage du Désir/BETC.
The selection includes works by/for:
- Exclusive film made for ASVOFF for Erwin Olaf
- Steven Klein
- Inez Van Lansweerde + Vinoodh Matadin for YSL
- Roisin Murphy special documentary
- Camille Vivier
- Mr. Pearl documentary
- Fumiko Imano
- Thomas Engel Hart
- Bianca Pilet
- Chris Cunningham for Gucci Perfume
- Johan Renck for H&M
- Max Vadukul for Coming Soon/Yohji Yamamoto
- Floria Sigismondi for MAC Cosmetics
Zoo Magazine No 22
Out now... Zoo Magazine's annual cinema issue. Including exclusive shoots and interviews with Laetitia Casta, Delphine Chanéac, Heike Makatsch, Rossy de Palma, Riccardo Scamarcio and Ulrich Seidl. Furthermore, the new issue features Hussein Chalayan, SIBLING and Iekeliene Stange. For an exclusive preview click here.
Kate Moss for Alexander McQueen
Kate Moss is the new face of Alexander McQueen‘s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, shot by no other than talented photographer Steven Klein. In addition to a series of images, he directed a short film inspired by the horror classic movie 'Eyes of Fear‘ from 1960, telling the story a serial killer who takes photos of his victms before he kills them.
Alike the original, Kleins short film plays in a surreal and dark setting underlined by a terrific sound coulisse. The iconic model is wearing a range of striking leather combos and a yellow pixie crop wig, when she wanders through a dark alley observed by a sinister man. Watch the whole film on:
Armani/Casa for Paranoia by Robert Luketic
Giorgio Armani is no stranger to the silver screen. Since he first dressed Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton in American Gigolo in 1980, his designs have taken a starring role in hundreds of films, from Shaft to The Dark Knight Rises. Set design, however, is a more exotic prospect for the designer.
Working closely with production designer David Brisbin, pieces from the Armani/Casa line furnish the scenes of Robert Luketic’s anticipated thriller, Paranoia, fashioned to imbue a clean and contemporary atmosphere that is integral to the ethos of Armani. The character of Adam Cassidy, played by Liam Hemsworth, is a burgeoning young businessman, who has just moved into a new luxury apartment – denoted, of course, by Armani/Casa’s sleek and sumptuous scenery; sofas, lamps, tables and chairs frame an aspirational setting, adhering to the sense of sharp, tailored and irrefutably masculine lines for which the brand is best accredited.
Wardrobe, too, received the Armani treatment, together with costume designer Luca Mosca. Two-button notch lapel suits and blazers in midnight blue and cement grey clothe characters played by Harrison Ford and Jock Goddard, working in incisive tailoring, to modern, yet timeless silhouettes. On the project, Giorgio Armani spoke of the fun of dressing a movie villain, and also described the collaboration as an opportunity to showcase the Armani/Casa range in a light that was appropriate and believable to the storyline. Though this may only mark a cinema debut for the range, the promise of this new creative venture is enough to make you yearn for a sequel.
Jenseits der Mauern German Release
The French movie Hors Les Murs already came out in France last year, but only now the drama celebrates its release in German cinemas under the title Jenseits der Mauern. It's a moving and heartbreaking portrait of a love relationship between two men.
One drunk night Paulo meets bass-player Ilir in a bar and their fun night soon turns into a one night stand. The two men share intimate moments they will never be able to forget. Not long after and without even getting to know each other more closely Paulo decides to leave his old life behind and move in with Ilir. Then suddenly Ilir disappears. The only thing left behind are shards of what once used to be a loving romance.
The director of the film is David Lambert. Matila Malliarakis and Guillaume Gouix star in the main roles as Paulo and Ilir.
Our annual Cinema issue is OUT NOW! Zoo Magazine NO.26, 2010 features exclusive shoots and interviews with the likes of Sir Ben Kingsley, Isabelle Huppert, Nina Hoss, Rain Li, Saoirse Ronan and more...
For an exclusive preview, click here.
Sir Ben Kingsley by Bryan Adams
coat and jacket Dior Homme
hat A Child Of The Jago
A Shaded View On Fashion Film
by Diane Pernet
Diane Pernet presents ‘A Shaded View On Fashion’ Film during Arnhem Fashion Biennial. The film is directed by fashion icon Diane Pernet who restores film entries from all over the world. She will come to introduce the film programme herself.
A Shaded View On Fashion Film (ASVOFF) shows appreciation for fashion, style and beauty in moving images in the days that the industry was still dominated by photography. ASVOFF was created from ’You Wear It Well‘, a programme of short films and videos produced by designers, photographers, stylists and artists from the world of fashion. ASVOFF is a 90-minute film in which Diane Pernet shows these films as a collection. The central theme that connects this varied programme is the use of fashion, style and beauty as key subjects.
12th June, 2009 at 6 pm. Free entrance.
Kerkplein 1, 6811
Tom Ford meets James Bond
Tom Ford will be dressing James Bond in the upcoming action adventure Quantum of Solace.
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions, directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent 007, the film is scheduled for international release in November 2008.
Tom Ford worked with costume designer, Louise Frogley, to provide made-to-measure tailored clothing and casual wear including eveningwear, suits, shirts, knitwear, ties and accessories as well as exclusive eyewear worn by the James Bond character. Tom Ford Menswear is tailor-made in Italy, and characterized by its elegant cut, exclusive fabrics and hand-finished details. Tom Ford Sunglasses are handmade in Italy.