Saint Laurent presents SELF 05, the latest chapter in the collaborative series from the Parisian house that has already seen contributions from Daido Moiyama, Vanessa Beecroft, Bret Easton Ellis and Gaspar Noé. For the latest iteration of the project, legendary Chinese artist Wong Kar-Wai has curated a short film, titled ‘A night in Shanghai’, directed by Hong Kong photographer Wing Shya.
Like it’s predecessors, ‘A night in Shanghai’ continues the theme of self-expression, conveying Kar-Wai’s own interpretation of the brand’s house codes and reflects upon an this essential, introspective aspect of the brand.
The short film depicts Chinese model Ju Xiaowen balancing on a tightrope, the clip melds the traditional feeling of Shanghai with the contemporary majesty of Saint Laurent.
"Saint Laurent is unique, distinctive among high fashion. Anthony loves art and his designs worn gorgeously, and stays independent. Saint Laurent is always about ‘breaking the balance’ in this era, like no one else, the brand is brave in expressing itself," said Wong Kar Wai
"Wong Kar Wai envisions individual feelings; his art is like a vivid dream projected into real life, which emphasizes the contrast between the fragile aspect of humanity and reality. It was a very instinctive process based on mutual respect and admiration, in the movie you can find and feel the Saint Laurent fantasy taking shape as natural consequence," said creative director Anthony Vaccarello
The short movie will be exclusively presented in an immersive screen-installation at Yuz Museum in Shanghai art district, accessible to public from the 22nd until the 24th of November.
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