In December, Saint Laurent debuted a moody short film directed by the inimitable Gaspar Noe titled Summer of ’21 which showcased the latest collection from the house’s Anthony Vaccarello. Saint Laurent is back with another experimental short, this one directed by indie auteur Jim Jarmusch. It’s titled French Water and it features Julianne Moore, Chloë Sevigny, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Indya Moore and Leo Reilly.
The 9-minute story unfolds during a dinner party featuring a lone waiter, played by Reilly (son of actor John C. Reilly), as he observes the well-heeled guests (Sevigny and both Moores) as they search for Gainsbourg in a cavernous venue. The actresses change ensembles in a flash, each wearing pieces from Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Vaccarello also had a hand in this production, serving as art director.
“The dinner party is over,” reads an official description of the film. “A lone waiter is watching guests search for Charlotte. The echoes of their whispers multiply. Anthony Vaccarello chose Jim Jarmusch to orchestrate a dreamy, surreal ballet, following his own rules. Mysterious, elusive Charlotte keeps disappearing and reappearing. Tangled until creating a form of vertigo, space and time spin beautifully. Into eternity.”
See the film below.