Saturday, 23 January 2010


brilliant fashion film in my opinion.  though i might just be saying that because i'm still reeling from the disaster that is Chanel Paris-Shanghai.  china is portrayed as both very traditional but also very modern and a surreal place of any possibilities.  the 'foreign travelers' are just as exoticised as their environment, and chinese models/actors are used to play chinese people.  well of course that would be the case anyway, but not for Karl's film where european models are clearly in yellowface.  yes why don't we get the video up:

this is only the second part (the rest can be viewed on the youtube user's channel or in full on  1.25 - 1.32 is just pure orientalism.  2.40 - 2.45 = LOL.

the same inspiration in both cases but one is internally generated, the other externally.  different executions and the results speak for themselves.

1 comment:

Nhat Vo said...

I must agree with you when I first saw the Prada video campaign. While Karl gave off a vibe of arrogance (through Coco), Yang did a great job portraying the traditions and presenting the clothes in a artistic vibe.