For Vogue Man I had the honor to speak with Marwan Kenzari, a highly talented Dutch actor who is on the verge of making it in America. This year, he will star next to Anthony Hopkins, Willem Dafoe and Christian Bale – among other celebrities of the big screen. His latest announcement is that he will star next to Tom Cruise in a remake of The Mummy.
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening,” said Coco Chanel. And once in a while there’s a designer picking up just the ideas that are living among us, consciously or not. Just as Coco Chanel sensed that the time was ripe to free women of the corset and Yves Saint Laurent contributed to the liberation of women by giving them le smoking.
They don’t come often, those designers ahead of their time and at the same time with their feet right down in society, being able to translate sociological and political trends into fashion trends. But when they come, they are on everyone’s lips.