There’s some inexplicable draw to these Dior film noir-esque shorts, despite their epically awful scenarios. But maybe it’s just that—you have to watch because you keep thinking, Can it get any worse? In the latest installment, David Lynch directs Marion Cotillard in a hazy mystery set in Shanghai. Marion comes back to her hotel room to find a Dior bag spewing smoke and calls down to the desk to have an employee make sure there’s no one in her room. Two men, who were apparently not outfitted with microphones because you can hardly hear their muffled voices, tell her, “It is a very beautiful bag.” What follows is a weird, low-budget dream sequence that looks like a Lifetime movie reenactment of an LSD trip. But wait—did Lynch purposefully make this film so cheesy and amateur-ish to test our perceptions of art? Crap, now we’re confused. [LadyDior.com] Keep reading »
Director David Lynch doses up a mouthful for the window displays he designed for the Paris department store Galeries Lafayette. [Lexpress.fr] Keep reading »
You may or may not recognize Chris Cunningham‘s name, but you may well have seen some of his music videos, which tend towards the surreal, the strange, and the shocking. The UK-based director has created videos for Aphex Twin, Portishead, and The Horrors. Now, he’s following in the footsteps of David Lynch by creating an oddly lovely commercial for Gucci’s new scent, Flora. What’s going on in this video? I’m not so sure. But if you wear Flora, you may develop superhuman powers that allow you to control the wind and imbue you with a love of remixed disco music. [Gucci] Keep reading »
Who does Balthazar Getty think he is? Well, inquiring minds (who keep reading his name over and over again) want to know! So we did a little digging on the daddy that ran off with Sienna Miller and here’s what we found out:
- LOVES: At the tender age of 16, Balthazar moved in with actress Lala Sloatman, but their relationship burned out fast. In 1989 the aspiring actor was photographed for a Seventeen magazine spread with his former girlfriend Milla Jovovich. After they split, Getty got it on with Drew Barrymore until 1991. In 2000, he married fancy-pants children’s clothing designer and couturier to the stars, Rosetta Millington. Together they have four children, but Getty said that the two separated in late-2007, before he hooked up with co-star Sienna Miller.
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