Director Indira Cesarine made a short film for XXXX magazine #3 entitled ‘The Crush.’ The clip stars fashion progeny Julia Restoin Roitfeld and her boyfriend Robert Konjic being beautiful and glamorous and kissing under red lights and ends with fashion credits. Although a Roitfeld’s involvement usually guarantees some positive feedback, the fashion press has apparently been quite scathing. Says Cesarine:
“Apparently my short fashion film with Julia Roitfeld is an absolute horror, and I should commit fashion suicide before making another film – what do you think? have I dug my own grave daring to try to be a director, or are they just being extremely bitchy? maybe it’s time to become a happy housewife and forget about this ***%$%^#$%^ business…”
I mean, yeah, fashion people can be extremely bitchy. That’s just true. But short films can also be pointless and vapid.
You make the call.