Saturday, January 8, 2011

La Piscine

The new Spring 2011 ads for Salvatore Ferragamo were just released this week. Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti said this collection was inspired by the 1969 French film La Piscine (The Swimming Pool) and he wanted to portray “that free-spirit, bohemian, gypsy attitude.” I thought it might be fun to continue our warm weather posts with a look at this chic film.  It stars Romy Schneider and Alain Delon as a couple spending their August holiday at a villa neat St. Tropez.  After her ex, Maurice Ronet, shows up with his daughter played by Jane Birkin, things take a dark turn.  As the title suggest, most of the movie revolves around the pool and Romy Schneider's tan skin and orange lip gloss remind me of an Estee Lauder beauty ad.  What's really amazing is that all of the clothes, except for Alain Delon's tight swim trunks, are completely timeless.  It's no wonder that fashion designers are inspired by La Piscine.  I wish it was warm enough for a dip in the pool today!

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