Pure JOY “Lightning Strikes: The Moschino Musical” Directed by Jeremy Scott and starring the amazing Karen Elson

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Pure joy, “Lightning Strikes: The Moschino Musical” for Moschino by Jeremy Scott Womenswear Resort and Menswear Spring 2022 collection. Way back in 2006 Jeremy Scott submitted his film to my very first fashion film festival. https://ashadedviewonfashion.com/2006/08/14/you_wear_it_wel-10/

He was awarded in both You Wear it Well and then again in the first edition of ASVOFF. Last season he directed a film in a museum and this season a musical…fantastic. Karen Elson is  a pure joy and a modern day version of Rita Hayworth’s Gilda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LVHShcf-UU\

The film was shot on the Universal Studios lot, stars Elson as a waitress, who dreams herself away from the hustle and bustle of her diner shift, with patrons, cooks, and fellow waitresses transforming into her backup dancers. She sings a cover of Chic’s “Everybody Dance” before she hits the street to an interpretation of “Funkytown,” and finally makes it to a theater where a pinball-themed performance crescendos into a music video for “Lightning Strikes.” “And then it was all a dream, like any good Hollywood movie!” Scott said. https://lesfacons.com/2021/07/05/moschino-resort-2022-collection-film/




Diane Pernet

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.