Watch the New Film Curated by Wong Kar Wai for Saint Laurent An opulent new short film, directed by Wing Shya, is the latest collaboration between artists selected by Anthony Vaccarello
Dear Shaded Viewers,
While we eagerly await the next long-form work from Wong Kar Wai—currently announced to be the long-gestating Blossoms, based on a novel by Jin Yucheng—the Hong Kong director has curated a short film for Saint Laurent’s SELF 05 release, entitled A Night in Shanghai.
Directed by photographer and director Wing Shya, the short continues the fashion company’s SELF project, the intention of which is to evoke different aspects of Saint Laurent through the eyes of artists selected by the company’s creative director.
The project curated by Wong Kar Wai and directed by Wing Shya is the fifth SELF release, and follows films by Bret Easton Ellis and Gaspar Noé, whose contribution, Lux Æterna, was one of the best films to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
Wing has had a long creative relationship with Wong: He took the iconic set photographs for Happy Together (1997)—for which he also created a photobook and designed the posters—as well as In the Mood for Love (2000) and 2046 (2004). The latest collaboration between Wing and Wong has produced a richly atmospheric and oneiric story of bifurcated identity and a swirl of past and present, all swathed in the resplendent colors and textures both the artists and the fashion house are known for.
CURATED BY WONG KAR WAI
PRESENTED BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
DIRECTED BY WING SHYA
22 – 24 NOVEMBER 2019 AT YUZ MUSEUM, SHANGHAI
“A NIGHT IN SHANGHAI”, CURATED BY CHINESE ARTIST WONG KAR WAI AND DIRECTED BY WING SHYA, MARKS THE FIFTH CHAPTER OF THE PROJECT. IT IS A STORY ABOUT THE INTROSPECTIVE RESEARCH OF OUR-SELF, WHICH STARTS FROM BREAKING THE BALANCE. JU XIAOWEN IS WALKING ON THE WIRE, TRYING TO FIND THE BALANCE IN REAL LIFE BY COMPARING THE PAST AND THE PRESENT, SHARPLY CONTRASTING. LOOKING FOR WHO SHE IS AND MOVED BY THE DESIRE TO EXPRESS HERSELF. THE TRADITIONAL FEELING OF SHANGHAI MEETS THE CONTEMPORARY SAINT LAURENT, CREATING A SUBTLE CHEMISTRY, AS MUCH AS THE MODERN SKYLINE OF THE CITY BLENDS WITH THE ICONIC SPIRIT OF THE BRAND. THE SHORT MOVIE EXCLUSIVELY PRESENTED IN AN IMMERSIVE SCREEN-INSTALLATION AT YUZ MUSEUM IN SHANGHAI ART DISTRICT, ACCESSIBLE TO PUBLIC FROM THE 22ND UNTIL THE 24TH OF NOVEMBER 2019.
A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.