Italian fashion label, Prada, will be teaming up with American film director, Wes Anderson for Prada Classics. This will be the third chapter of Prada Classics under fashion designer, Miuccia Prada, and will explore “…different cultural fields such as art, architecture and cinema”. Anderson’s eight-minute film, Castello Cavalcanti, debuts this Wednesday and stars Jason Schwartzman. Director, Wes Anderson, and actor, Jason Schwartzman, have worked frequently together in the past with films such as Rushmore, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Hotel Chevalier. Schwartzman is a relative of iconic film directors, Francis Ford Coppola, Sophia Coppola and actor, Nicolas Cage.
This newest fashion film from Anderson and Prada was filmed in Rome’s Cinecittà and takes place in 1955. The New York fashion photography team at Le Image Inc is excited to see this fashion short because it takes places during the era of Federico Fellini and Sophia Loren. A very stylish time, indeed! The basic plot of the fashion movie starts when Jason Schwartzman arrives in a tiny Italian village where he crushes his car against a statue of Jesus. He then finds himself immersed in a completely new reality filled with gorgeous haute couture designed by Miuccia Prada. It’s interesting that the star of the fashion film is not a model, but an actor. For more about the takeover of fashion campaigns by other non-fashion related celebrities, be sure to read our other article: http://www.leimageinc.com/blog/fashion-blog/photogenic-models-need-not-apply/
If you aren’t lucky enough to be in Rome, Prada.com will be streaming the short movie starting at 6:30pm this Wednesday, November 13th. Wes Anderson will give a lecture before the screening of the film but it hasn’t been made clear if that will be featured in the live streaming version from the Prada website, yet. Miuccia Prada, the granddaughter of founder, Mario Prada, will be hosting a private dinner for Wes Anderson and his cast at the Nino restaurant in Rome after the screening of Castello Cavalcanti. If you’re already chomping at the bit to see Castello Cavalcanti, be sure to check out Anderson & Prada’s past collaboration for Candy L’Eau which is already available online.