ABOVE, LUCA GUADAGNINO, TILDA SWINTON AND WARIS AHLUWALIA
Last night Interview, Waris Ahluwalia, Olivier Theyskens, Agnyess Deyn and Tilda Swinton (marvellous in white Celine) piled into the Core Club for the premiere of Luxury Collection’s short film, Here. “The sequel will be in India . . . it’s all going to be [called] Here, Here Too!” joked Tilda Swinton, who helped conceive the film. Inspite of her Oscar overlook, Swinton was jovial. We asked her if she had any special plans for the upcoming Scottish holiday, to which she replied “Burns night coincides with the opening of my sweetheart’s [artist Sandro Kopp] show [at Lehmann Maupin in New York], so it’s a double reason to be excited. We won’t be addressing the haggis.”
Here, which you can stream above, follows British model Agyness Deyn on a treasure hunt through several of the Luxury Collection’s North American hotels; each hotel showcasing a different, yet quintessentially American landscape—New England countryside, Arizona desert and Hawaiian beaches. “It was about trying to describe the landscape through these hotels and to try and make a comparison between the essence of moving yourself between places, the joy it brings and the mystery that comes with it,” explained director, Luca Guadagnino.
The music, composed by Jason Schwarzmann and Woody Jackson, and imagery oscillates between ominous and serene as Deyn makes her way through the grand, empty, echoing hotels. References to Hitchcock, especially Vertigo, are everywhere; in one scene Deyn is wearing Tippi Hendren sunglasses, a headscarf and a camel coat, in another a nipped-waist ‘New Look’ black skirt-suit, her white-blond hair, too short for a chignon, swept back in the manner of Kim Novak. Indeed, there is a particularly frightening Vertigo moment when Deyn climbs up the belltower of the Pink Palace hotel in Hawaii. No need to fret though, it all turns out alright in the end—ultimately Here is there (ha!) to showcase Starwood, not to shock.
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