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[April 17 2012] : fashion

The new Gucci flat 500 film Olivier Zahm

The new Gucci flat 500 film Olivier Zahm by Olivier Zahm

Premiered in Milan last night Polaroid Papillon is a film by Olivier Zahm featuring Betony Vernon at the Museo Casa Mollino, Torino. The video can also be seen at 500byGucci.

“When Gucci and its Creative Director Frida Giannini asked me to do a film about the Fiat 500 that they had customized, I immediately thought of Turin, Fiat’s home base. It’s also the city of my favorite

Italian designer and architect, Carlo Mollino. Towards the end of his life, Mollino designed an extra apartment for himself, on the shores of the Po River. He used it at night as a secret studio where he

photographed women, and he designed it as his mausoleum, the perfect place for him to rest in peace. This beautiful place still exists, and has been carefully preserved by Fulvio Ferrari, an expert on Mollino’s work. My dream was to film a story there. To me, this film would create a poetic combination of three pillars of Italian design: Fiat, Gucci, and Carlo Mollino.” — Olivier Zahm

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