Watch: Miu Miu's fabulous new fashion film
Miu Miu has unveiled a stunning short film showcasing their covetable SS13 garments, but with Gabrielle Union as the film’s leading lady (accompanied, no less, by Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Adepero Oduye) the luxury fashion house has brought no average fashion film to the at times over-saturated and annoyingly avant-garde market.
Chronicling the journey of a woman whose marriage breaks down, The Door is the fifth instalment in Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series. The successive films “use fashion to explore political ideas as well as creative storytelling.”
Directed by Ava DuVernay (you may recognise her name from a long-spanning list of filmic credentials, namely, the first African-American woman to win the best director award at Utah’s prestigious Sundance film festival) the embellished nine-minute music-infused narrative is truly a visual and aural feast. If only all break-ups looked as luxe as this!
DuVernay, however, muses that the delectably curated clip holds greater social relevance: “Every time a woman makes a film it is a political act, in my view, whether we mean it to be or not.
“Films by women - whether comedy or drama, documentary or narrative - illustrate the human experience through a woman's voice, through a woman's eyes, through a woman's creativity. Experiences which are often marginalized, fabricated or simply ignored. I think what Miu Miu is doing with this film series is wonderfully radical.”
Of course, the exquisite editorial elements don’t exactly hurt.