In celebration of its 100-year anniversary, Vionnet (opens in new tab) has released a short film that pays homage to modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan (opens in new tab), a contemporary of Madeleine Vionnet in 1920s Paris. Directed by Italian filmmaker Alessandro Possati, the clip is set to an original score by preeminent young Ecuadorian composer José Miguel Maschietto and brings the label's S/S 2013 collection to life in an emotional dance sequence choreographed by Jakob Sekuba. Featuring four ballerinas from the National Theatre in Prague, the sensual performance - premiered at the French brand's anniversary dinner in Paris on Sunday - is an interpretation of Duncan's own unrestrained style. It fluidly exhibits Vionnet's signature bias cut and drape too, all the while highlighting the spirit and elegance of the much-lauded brand.
Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*. Having previously held roles at 10, 10 Men and AnOther magazines, he joined the team in 2022. His work has a particular focus on the moments where fashion and style intersect with other creative disciplines – among them art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and profiling the industry’s leading figures and brands.
How Virgil Abloh’s legacy lives on through collaboration
A year on from his death, a slew of collaborations continue to bear Virgil Abloh’s name – a testament to the enduring legacy of the polymathic designer whose curiosity spanned disciplines
By Jack Moss • Published
Go faster stripes: new BMW 3.0 CSL pays homage to a classic
The strictly limited-edition BMW 3.0 CSL celebrates 50 years of BMW’s M Division, a modern update on an all-time performance classic
By Jonathan Bell • Published
Celebrating supermodels: the oft-unsung heroes of architecture
Piercy & Company’s ‘Supermodels’ exhibition has just launched in London's Kings Cross, celebrating the art of miniature building
By Ellie Stathaki • Published