Saint Laurent is making movies after Hollywood stars have dominated the red carpet at Cannes and elsewhere wearing creations from the legendary fashion house.
Saint Laurent Productions, a division of the iconic design house, will be led by the house’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello. The move also follows directors and actors who have long participated in glamorous fashion shows, whether sitting front row or making grand entrances on catwalks with top designers.
Now Saint Laurent’s new film production banner will launch in Cannes with its first Pedro Almodóvar production Strange way of life. The short sees Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal play two middle-aged gunslingers with a deep connection who meet again after 25 years apart.
And the luxury brand’s film arm also has two projects starring David Cronenberg and Paolo Sorrentino. “These directors never fail to open my mind, and in some ways, the unique, radical vision they bring to cinema has made me the person I am today,” Vaccarello said in a statement.
Canadian director Cronenberg is a Cannes favorite and most recently premiered his latest film, Crimes of the future, on the Croisette. And Italian director Sorrentino has also made his Cannes debut, among which The hand of God in 2021.
The late French designer Yves Saint Laurent started and ran the luxury couture house with his business partner and lifelong partner Pierre Bergé. Upcoming Saint Laurent Productions films will feature costumes by Vaccarello for his fashion house.
“I want to work with and provide space for all the great filmmaking talents that have inspired me over the years,” added Vaccarello.
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