When initiating a move, you’re forced to follow. Everyone’s waiting for your next step, everyone has the highest expectations.
Word of YSL Manifesto circulates for over few weeks now. Well here is the teaser, a so-called “making of” or “behind the scenes” of the Manifesto (along with pictures from the actual YSL Manifesto) that was distributed in selected locations.
What is YSL Manifesto, after all? It’s a booklet signed Stefano Pilati, first created in the fall-winter 07-08 campaign (and featuring Gisele Bundchen) and distributed during Fashion Week. Now we’re talking about 24 pages (printed on recycled paper) of campaign shot by Ines van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin featuring Kate Moss.
The 2008 YSL Manifesto was/will be distributed: London and Milan on February 23rd, Tokyo on February 24th, New York and Paris February 27th, Hong Kong April 19th.
Fashion de-focused. Now we’re looking at a controversial Kate Moss reflected in the mirror. I don’t want to talk you through the video, but you know I can’t help it, I have to speak my mind. (I can’t wait your opinions on this film!). She’s putting on some make up. Afterwards you’ve got glimpses of Kate. Kate looking down, Kate with sunglasses, Kate is more of an impression than a presence. The only moment you catch her eyes, is when she’s using mascara, again, in the mirror.
You’ve got a boutique. Kate in and out of the boutique. Touching it, kinda being there but not quite. Stairs… A man, a street. The clothes are no longer important. I wonder what Pilati wanted to make from this YSL Woman of the S/S 08. I don’t know if you’re familiar with, but this Manifesto reminds me of a movie I was unable to fully understand for a year. maybe two – Solaris (having nothing to do with George Clooney playing the leading male role, but with the message of the Soderbergh’s film).
This film is no longer about fashion. Is about statements and possessions. It’s about women and controversy. It’s about images, suggestions, words aside, about darkness and exposure.
Let me know what you thought of this YSL Manifesto teaser, I’m really curious about your opinions.
(via vogue, elle)