DIRECTOR: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1'38'' / PUBLICATION: VS MAGAZINE / CAST: IRINA SHAYK & ANNA V. / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ELLEN VON UNWERTH / CAMERA & EDITING: ALEXANDER SEILER / STYLIST: ELISABETH SULCER / HAIR: MARTIN CHRISTOPHER HARPER / MAKE-UP: VICKY STECKEL.
It's sassy, cheeky and somehow still seriously sexy; that's what has always set Ellen apart from so many other fashion photographers. And her films do exactly the same thing – but with the bonus of a naughty little narrative as well. What stands out for this particular film of hers is the party pace she has set for the rhythm of the editing and perfectly chaotic camerawork, not to mention the infectious soundtrack. It's unmistakably Ellen. Fresh and fun – two things we definitely need more of in fashion, whether they are characteristic of a fashion film or qualities we embrace in fashion behind the scenes.
Ellen started as a model before changing careers in the eighties. She has been published in international high-fashion magazines including Vogue. I-D, VS magazine, Interview, Egoiste, Glamour and GQ. She also shot advertising campaigns for Chanel, Dior, Thierry Mugler, H&M, Guess, Lavazza, Tommy Hilfiger, Joop, Zac Posen, Miu Miu and Diesel. She is also known for her outstanding celebrity portraits. Ellen von Unwerth has also published "Die Spieler", "Fraullein", "Revenge", "Omahyra and Boyd", "Couples", "Wicked" and "Snaps".