What do you get when you combine a former Spring Breakers star, a legendary fashion house, and a new creative director? Apparently, The Director. The documentary, which was produced by James Franco, centers around megabrand Gucci and their latest creative director. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday. According to the production company, the film is “an intimate portrait of Gucci’s Creative Director, Frida Giannini. THE DIRECTOR spans 18 months behind the walls of the iconic Italian fashion house, exploring the intricacies and inspiration behind the quietly brilliant power woman, whose own evolution as the creative force behind force the brand is as nuanced as that of the storied fashion house itself.” Peep the trailer below!
…If this is the first you’re hearing of the doc, you’re not alone! The combination of Franco, couture, and documentary filmmaking are definitely an unlikely one–it kind of feels like we’re playing a big game of “one of these things is not like the other”–but based on the sneak peek the trailer provides and this awesome review from WWD, it’s not unlikely that the film could join the ranks of Unzipped, Bill Cunningham NY, or at the very least, The September Issue. Personally, I doubt this would be the type of film I would run to a theater for, but I might catch it when it’s in Redbox. Definitely in three years on Netflix. But that’s just me!
What do you think, Mieuxs? Do you want to see The Director? Do you think it’s weird that James Franco produced it? Leave a comment and let us know!
Liza, Editorial Director