Film and fashion go hand in hand! We’ve all seen theatrical shorts from the likes of brands such as H & M, Lanvin and Calvin Klein just to name a few. This may be a little know secret to you loves, but fashion powerhouse Miu Miu has released several short films over the last few years. As part of the brand’s The Women’s Tales series, Miu Miu has worked with female directors from all corners of the globe (#girlpower !), releasing hauntingly beautiful pieces that not only showcase the talent of these amazing women, but of course, the incredible fashion!
The latest film, directed by Ava DuVernay, the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival, titled “The Door” stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Goapele. This piece is powerful for so many reasons! Of the film, DuVernay says:
“The symbolic centre of The Door is the front entrance of the protagonist’s home. As she opens it to greet a friend in the powerfully framed opening scenes, she is shrouded in an oblique sadness. In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves. Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are.”
Besides the obvious obsession we have with style and fashion, this film celebrates the uniqueness, diversity and beauty of ”us’! Even in 2012, the entertainment industry is so grossly polarized. We are either half-naked in a video or fist-fighting each other over gossip. This film combats all of that..in only 9 minutes! We are beautiful, smart, stylish, complex, loving, strong, wonderful creatures! Sit back and prepare for 9 minutes of amazing!!!! And how about that soundtrack…..enjoy!
Did you love it as much as I did?
Written by Monica R., Fashion Editor