Tilda Swinton Turns Artist - Stars in Fashion Film and Performance

30 July 2012 by

More than just a first rate actess, fashion muse to Haider Ackermann and androgynous icon, Tilda Swinton is now set to star in Musée Galliera director Olivier Saillard’s latest fashion performance at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris later this year. Described as a ‘live happening’ Tilda is currently in rehearsals for the artistic presentation which will take place each evening of the contemporary art festival ‘Festival d’Automne’ from September 29th- October 1st.

Tilda starring in “The Future Will Last a Very Long Time",

As part of the project British-born Paris based artist Katrina Jebb has also created  short film in which Tilda – dressed in a fetching white lab coat accessorized with white gloves – rifles through the Musee Galliera’s fashion archives, examining gems like a coat by Madeline Vionnet. At numerous moments of the film, ghostly historical faces –from Napoleon to Sarah Berhardt are projected on to Tilda’s body. Eerie!

Tilda starring in “The Future Will Last a Very Long Time", wearing Haider Ackermann

Jebb’s film entitled “The Future Will Last a Very Long Time" will be screened on a loop, throughout the Palais de Tokyo performances creating an unnerving backdrop for the main show.

Artistically minded, Josh Hartnett & James Franco

Of course Tilda isn’t the only Hollywood star who has got into bed with the art world. Portraiture has proved particularly popular with aging rockers from Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood to David Bowie while conceptual art has attracted a younger A-lister – take James Franco whose high-concept group show ‘Rebel’ opened at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art in May. Viggo Mortenson is another celebrity painter, as well as a photographer and poet while Josh Hartnett says that painting was his first passion. Who Knew?!


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