Saint Laurent Fall 2017 Preview Film with Charlotte Gainsbourg Reimagines the Woman Warrior


BY KENNETH RICHARD

As a preview to their forthcoming Fall Saint Laurent campaign the team of Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello and Film Director Nathalie Canguilhem have released a 45 second teaser that plays more like a lead into an action-revenge-thriller, than a traditional fashion film. And the result puts even the razors on edge.

Charlotte Gainsbourg stars as the empowered heroine who certainly knows how to wield the most dangerous clutch know to woman. Complemented by a wisely chosen climatic soundtrack by Sebastian, Cinematographer Frank Mobilio eloquently leads the viewer through an empty garage that taughts with expectation.

There is a part of The Impression that wishes poets would team with fashion’s visualists to add the right dash of narrative to films. However, what the strongest of fashion films does is to provoke intrigue through the power of visuals and leave so much said via nuance. And in keeping with the spirt of the house of Saint Laurent, that nuance packs a formable emotional punch leaving the viewer into the dark and longing for more.

Creative Director | Anthony Vaccarello
Director | Nathalie Canguilhem
Music | Sebastian