Billie Eilish and Harry Styles are set to feature in Gucci and Gus Van Sant’s forthcoming collaboration.
Gucci announced Thursday morning that it will present its upcoming collection ‘Ouverture of Something that Never Ended’ as a seven-part film series of the same name co-directed by creative director Alessandro Michele and Van Sant. The series will premiere during GucciFest from November 16 to 22.
Shot in Rome, the series stars actor Silvia Calderoni as she encounters international stars, including Styles, Eilish, Paul B. Preciado, Achille Bonito Oliva, Darius Khonsary, Lu Han, Jeremy O. Harris, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Arlo Parks, Sasha Waltz and Florence Welch.
“The presentation of the new collection is a joyful and irregular new tale, no longer constrained by the old notion of seasonality, closer to [Michele’s] expressive call and told by blending rules and genres, feeding on new spaces, linguistic codes and communication platforms,” Gucci said in a press release announcing “Ouverture.”
GucciFest, which will broadcast on YouTube Fashion, Weibo, Gucci’s YouTube channel and GucciFest.com, will also include fashion films featuring the work of 15 independent designers: Ahluwalia, Shanel Campbell, Stefan Cooke, Cormio, Charles De Vilmorin, Jordan Luca, Mowalola, Yueqi Qi, Rave Review, Gui Rosa, Rui, Bianca Saunders, Collina Strada, Boramy Viguier and Gareth Wrighton.
Gucci hinted at the Van Sant collaboration on Oct. 28 when it posted a drawing by the director on its Instagram with a caption reading, “Impressions of Rome” along with the hashtag #GucciOuverture. Gucci also posted a Polaroid of Van Sant and Michele sitting on a sofa together.
At the time, Gucci told WWD, that it was working on “a collaboration with Gus Van Sant on a project that will be unveiled in the coming weeks.”
Elsewhere in Billie Eilish news, in a new interview in the UK edition of GQ, renowned composer Hans Zimmer spoke about picking Eilish’s “No Time to Die” as the theme song for the new James Bond movie.
Zimmer recalled choosing Eilish’s composition (written with her brother and collaborator, Finneas), from a wide selection of possible tracks. But once he heard it, he knew instantly that Eilish had the winning tune.
“For me, it was undeniable that that was the right way to go,” Zimmer told GQ. “It felt hugely personal; it felt really well crafted. I really liked how lean it was.”