Dear Shaded Viewers,
If any brand understands the value of a fashion film, it is KENZO. Their new proposal is the directorial debut of award-winning actreess and producer Natasha Lyonne. The story follows Chastity (Maya Rudolph), think modern day Giulietta Masina (La Strada, Federico Fellini, 1954) and Shirley MacLaine (Sweet Charity, Bob Fosse, 1969) on their journey to self-discovery and self-acceptance.
The film also stars Lyonne, Fred Armisen, Greta Lee, James Ransone, Leslie Odom Jr., Matt Lucas, Waris Ahluwalia and Macaulay Culkin.
During the short film with a feminine and feminist perspective we see the shift between object to subject as our heroine regains control of her own narrative. Ultimately Chastity finds her own way of coexisting with the knowingness that reality itself is a kind of absurdity.
The film features the key garments from their Winter 2017/18 collection designed by KENZO Creative Directors Carol Lim & Humberto Leon. This is the 5th film under the Creative Direction of Carol Lim & Humberto Leon which has produced films by Gregg Araki, Sean Baker, Carrie Brownstein and Kahill Joseph garnering two Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca X Award nominations and a Grand Prize at ASVOFF 9.