De Djess – Miu Miu – Women’s Tales #9

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De Djess is ninth commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the acclaimed short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century. Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series reflects Alice Rohrwacher’s attention to the surreal world of ordinariness and exceptions.
Dresses run ashore like survivors from a shipwreck. A nun spots them from afar and they’re quickly scooped up, laid to dry, and find a new life as celebrities in an unnamed local hotel run by the entrepreneurial nuns. A herd of paparazzi stampede the lobby with their invasive zoom lenses. But something’s not quite right. The story they want isn’t the story they’re about to be given. That story belongs to a very special dress and she’s going to tell it exactly her way.

This latest addition to Women’s Tales evokes the surreal world of ordinariness and exceptions that Rohrwacher has conjured in her two acclaimed feature films, Corpo Celeste (2011) and the Cannes Grand Prix (2014) winning The Wonders, which has been described as, “an ensemble drama about Italy’s evaporating peasant culture, rooted in rural wisdom”.
The Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2015 collection finds its expression most articulatedly in dress “Number 328”, which literally has a life of its own, and a taste for women’s beauty that is less obvious and more ingenious. Dress 328 sees something in the lowly waitress girl (played by Yanet Mojica). It’s as if the glass slipper from Cinderella could speak. Everyone would listen.

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