Funny Is in Fashion: Carrie Brownstein Is Directing a Comedy Film for Kenzo
The 'Portlandia' co-creator and star is the latest comedian to put a funny spin on fashion. Ha.
Joel McHale hosted the CFDA Awards. Amy Schumer is covering Vogue's July issue (and impersonating Anna Wintour). And now the latest comedian to take part in a fashion project is Carrie Brownstein, who's been tapped to direct a short film for Kenzo.
The comedy, titled The Realest Real, will star Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, House of Cards' Mahershala Ali, The Last Five Years' Laura Harrier, Girl Meets World's Rowan Blanchard and musician Kim Gordon, and focus on connection in the age of technology.
Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are no strangers to teaming up with filmmakers for similar projects. The design duo has partnered with Tangerine director Sean Baker on the flick Snowbird, which starred model and Mad Max: Fury Road actress Abbey Lee, as well as Gregg Araki for Here Now.
The Portlandia co-creator and star has attended multiple events hosted by Kenzo, including the luxury label's most recent bash in L.A., held in celebration of the release of Snowbird, and the Kenzo Kalifornia launch dinner and party in 2013. She's also sat front row at Leon and Lim's Opening Ceremony shows.
The Realest Real premieres during New York Fashion Week in September, while its accompanying print ad campaign will break in July.