KENZO “Cabiria, Charity, Chastity” a film by Natasha Lyonne
Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, KENZO’s creative directors. This new film, which presents the KENZO Fall/Winter 2017 collections stars Maya Rudolph in the lead role as Chastity.
The film also stars Lyonne, Fred Armisen, Greta Lee, James Ransone, Matt Lucas, Macaulay Culkin, Waris Ahluwalia, Leslie Odom Jr. Through Lyonne’s surrealist eye, the lead character learns to reconcile with her Vaudevillian past in order to step into her life more fully. We witness Chastity’s journey through the eloquence of incoherence. It’s about the illusion of significance in a surreal, unjust and often unintelligible world, yet finding meaning within it and retaining a form of hope in despite of it.
Chastity finds an uncompromising way of realizing reality is a kind of absurdity. Lyonne has also drafted in a team of talents from the world of film to work on the project, notably director of photography Chung-hoon Chung (Oldboy, Stoker, The Handmaiden), Academy Award nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips (Walk The Line, Nocturnal Animals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), make-up artist Kabuki, hairstylist Holli Smith and music by John Maus. Production by Ways & Means. More on KENZO.com/Chastity.
Kenzo is a French luxury house founded in 1970 by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada. Kenzo Takada was born in Japan and moved to Paris in 1964 to start his fashion career. He then became known for using Asian and Japanese influenced style with the expert construction of European high fashion. He started out with a ‘Jungle Jap’ boutique located in Paris and decorated in jungle inspired decor. He began with handmade women’s clothing, then in 1983 Kenzo started designing men and then kids and home collections in 1987. Today, it is an international luxury goods brand owned by parent company LVMH, that purchased the label in 1993.