David Lynch Directs Dior’s Lady Blue Shanghai

by jennine on May 15, 2010

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Here’s the long awaited Dior film written and directed by David Lynch. It get’s released to the world in about 8 hours, so, don’t say I never get things in on time!

Starring one of my favorite actresses, Marion Cotillard, the film takes place in Shanghai. Dior approached Lynch asking him to make a film for the internet, anyway he wanted it just had to have the Dior bag, the Pearl Tower and Old Shanghai. Not knowing what the Pearl Tower was, Lynch discovered that the building was inspired by a poem about pearls falling on jade. From there the ideas for the film started flowing[*]. Watching this, there are so many Lynchian elements, dreamscapes, the blurring between imagination and reality, the beautiful weepy heroine, and the blue rose. Of course, the fashion is impeccable, I can’t get over that beauty of the dress Marion Cotillard wears, a fitted grey dress with beautiful detail on the neckline. The bag…well I’m very bag-challenged, and incredibly indecisive on what I really like when it comes to the schlepping accessory.

What do you think of the film?
Photo by: Steven Klein

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1 ...love Maegan May 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

omg HER HAIR …so amazing ….and I love the music choice. …she is just stunning.
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2 Ashe Mischief May 15, 2010 at 10:25 am

There’s always something about David Lynch, I think especially when I’ve seen him direct fashion/commercials, that always has this extra cheekiness… that makes me wonder the whole time if he’s mocking the work or taking it that seriously… like the Gucci Commercial he did several years ago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt9gZUqKWbM). He always has this cheekiness in his work, especially Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet era, which these definitely harken to…. but it seems to push it a little bit further….
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3 Alicia May 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I’d call it more of a purposeful dramatacism than mockery.

This is beautiful work. I love Lynch’s direction.


4 Madeleine Gallay May 15, 2010 at 10:49 am

These are collectible things, the small fashion videos by great directors. I am collecting them, anyway. Very beautiful and accessible and not screaming advertisement. Small and slow and seductive. I blogged it too.
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5 Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl May 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

Wow is all I have to say. This film has just provoked some very personal memories, funny how it sometimes happens with the most unexpected things. Thanks for sharing!!!
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6 Leigh May 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

Thank you for posting this Jennine!! First in love with Lynch and all the mood and details that he carries with his work, even down to Marion’s blurred nails.. He is one of my biggest inspirations, each frame is a continuation into a world of wonder.

And well it is a given love Dior and the bag ;)



7 Jessica May 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm

This photo looks like the shoot with Carrie and Mr. Big just before the first film last year! I love it!
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8 pretty face May 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I found the video itself a bit dull, apart from Cotillard’s voice which is completely hypnotised. x


9 Jj May 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

The glowing dior handbag cracked me right up. It was “sooo beautiful!”
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10 MarchMusings May 16, 2010 at 7:05 pm

It took a while for the film to download but it was worth it. Thanks Jennine.
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11 Megan May 17, 2010 at 10:59 am

I’ve been watching this campaign and I have to say, I think this is the worst of the three installments. The film style, the hotel — blech! So awkward. She is so SO glamorous and the cinematography and editing make her look like an amateur. And they don’t even showcase the bag that much. Really too bad how anticlimactic this turned out to be.

Thanks for posting it, though – Closure is good!


12 DailyDivaDish May 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

I hadn’t seen this one yet. Thanks so much for sharing. BTW Jennine - your new ‘do is gorgeous!
XO Piper
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13 Korka May 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Oh my sweet bjesus! I love love love this! Thanks lady :) )
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14 dee May 18, 2010 at 3:13 am

thank you for telling me about the picture of you and also i have discovered your great blog. i hope you don’t mind me using it.


15 Abby May 18, 2010 at 9:17 am

LOVE LOVE! What beautiful shots.
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16 Vyque May 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

Beautiful! I must go to Shanghai at some point in my life!!
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17 Sabine May 18, 2010 at 2:04 pm

David Lynch and Dior… You would think the only thing they share is the D, but as you’ve already said, it is extremely Lynch-esque and manages to make the bag an item I want, even though before the film I didn’t find the design very attractive.
What I also find very interesting is the shift towards the Asian market. This is where the spending power lies these days. We Europeans or so old world…
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