Miu Miu also had a celeb-packed front row yesterday.
Mia Wasikowska: The current face of Miu Miu was front and centre wearing a bi-colour pink-and-black dress with a flared skirt. This is a typically demure choice for the actress, but I wish she would opt for shoes in a colour other than nude just once.
Lea Seydoux: The French actress was in head-to-toe Prada, which is not surprising considering she’s the face of Prada’s Resort 2012 ad campaign. What is surprising is that she’s cut off all her lovely hair. I’m not sure if it is for a new role, or if she just fancied a change, but I did not recognise her. She donned an embroidered black Prada dress with her second pair of Prada flame heels, this time in green. A black flame clutch completed her look.
Katy Perry: The Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012 ‘Queen of the Front Row’ donned a cute pink Prada Spring 2012 flame-print pleated dress. I love her quirky accessories which include a blue Prada Saffiano Lux Pyramid bag with studs and the Prada flame sandals in lemon, but that hair goes from bad to worse.
Kate Mara: The actress opted for a rich, warm berry Miu Miu look featuring a leather trend with jewel button, worn over a top with a black Peter Pan embellished collar and shorts to match. I’m not so crazy about the fuchsia-pink Miu Miu peep-toes – they feel a tad stark against the berry – but I do like the leather pochette.
Yesterday evening at a swanky venue in downtown New York, Miu Miu invited us to view the unveiling of their third short films by distinctive female filmmakers exploring women’s love affair with Miu Miu.
Set to a haunting soundtrack by Au Revior Simone, ‘The Woman Dress’ stars Italian actress Maya Sansa.
‘The Woman Dress’ is set in an all-female world of glamour and desire. Fashion obsession is taken to its most extreme conclusion, in a metaphysical tale of transcendence and ritual.
A coven of elegant witches attends a bubbling cauldron, their shadowy cavern hung with the ghosts of dresses. Maya Sansa is undressed and led to a bath, and her finger pricked to draw blood. The witches circle, chanting in strange tongues. As the smoke clears we see Maya Sansa has made the ultimate sacrifice, transforming herself into the object of her desire — a beautiful blood red dress.
The film, featuring key dresses from Miu Miu, draws on a surreal cinematic language, with its red velvet curtain, reverse-speak and dreamlike mise-en-scène.
Guests at the screening included director Giada Colagrande, Maya Sansa, Willem Dafoe, Marina Abramovic, Abel Ferrara, Mia Wasikowska, Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Harley Viera Newton, Leighton Meester, Joe Jonas and Shala Monroque.
The event also served to promote the special edition Miu Miu Culte sunglasses (as modeled by Leighton Meester). The sunglasses will be available exclusively on miumiu.com for a limited time.