Tilda Swinton x Gentle Monster
The actress / artist has teamed up with the Korean eyewear brand to design a capsule collection as well as model for the supporting campaign which includes striking visuals and a short film which reminded me of the Scottish film Under the Skin in which Scarlett Johansson plays a dangerous alien. Written and directed by Erik Madigan Heck, the Gentle Monster video features Tilda and her own reflection / alter ego playing a game of chess that eventually, somehow, turns into a fencing match.
“Gentle Monster has always been an avid admirer of Ms. Swinton’s artistry. Whether through film, photography or performance art, her vision and aesthetic is in-line with the Gentle Monster DNA,” Gentle Monster U.S. vice president Taye Yun tells WWD.