Dylan Penn Dishes on Stuart Weitzman's New Short Film (Exclusive)
The 23-year-old model, who stars in the luxury shoe label's flick directed by Julia Restoin Roitfeld, talks dancing topless with Poppy Delevingne and sharing shoes with mom Robin Wright
Dylan Penn (daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright) first caught Hollywood's eye ages ago, making a name for herself ever since she posed in GQ, W and Elle, to name a few; soon she'll make her big-screen debut in the horror film Condemned. But first, the blonde bombshell is co-starring with Poppy Delevingne (Cara's older sis) in the new Stuart Weitzman short film, Rock Roll Ride, which will debut Sept. 29 during Paris Fashion Week.
The luxury shoe label's latest flick is directed by its first female director, Julia Restoin Roitfeld (James Franco has shot for Weitzman before), who pulled inspiration from old issues of Playboy — think ’60s glam hair and makeup, with a Lana Del Rey soundtrack setting the sexy mood.
Before the premiere of Rock Roll Ride at PFW, Pret-a-Reporter caught up with Penn, who dishes on dancing topless with Poppy ("I couldn't have chosen a better partner," she says), owning a pair of Weitzman heels ever since her first bat mitzvah bash and getting her mom's best hand-me-downs.
Why did you decide that you wanted to be part of this project?
I had a friend that was a part of the project. I had heard about it through her and eventually looked up Julia, which really made me want to do it; I was really into the idea of being directed by a female director and especially with someone as new to directing as Julia. Obviously, I was also determined to be a part of the project because I am a huge fan of Stuart Weitzman shoes.
There is some major girl power in this short film. What was it like working with Poppy Delevingne and Julia Restoin Roitfeld?
Both Julia and Poppy were great to work with. I knew neither before doing the film and felt completely comfortable with both of them shortly after meeting. Julia was very professional and extremely direct and clear about her vision for the film, she gave great suggestions for certain scenes and was very helpful and supportive as a director. Poppy was a lot of fun to work with; she's laid-back and easy to be around. At one point we had to dance around topless with one another in front of a lot of the crew (not the easiest thing to do) and I couldn't have chosen a better partner than Poppy.
What do you love most about Stuart Weitzman shoes?
I've been a Stuart Weitzman customer for quite some time. I have always loved how simple and classic the shoes have been. I can always count on a good pair of Stuart Weitzman heels, since my first bat mitzvah party to now.
The shoes in the film are gorgeous! Will we see you wearing any of the boots from the film this fall?
The shoes are really great! I was given the knee-high boots from the film and I have been wearing them every chance I can get. They are so comfortable and really sexy and I love that you can wear them with anything.
Are you a heels or flats girl in your everyday life?
Neither. I wear Converse every day.
We have to ask: Do you and your mom ever share shoes?
Yes! My mom and I have been sharing shoes since I was about 13! She has passed down so many shoes to me, from old-school red suede Puma sneakers to my newest pair of black satin heels … I am obsessed!
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