It’s Getting Late is the fourth film in Miu Miu‘s series of short films, the Women’s Tales, by leading female directors, which began in early 2011. Each film explores “The feminine love affair with Miu Miu through the lens of their diverse sensibilities.” The latest in the series follows Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales by Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel and Giada Colagrande. Directed by Massy Tadjedin, the most recent film for Prada‘s little sister stars an ensemble cast of internationally recognisable actresses Aubrey Plaza, Gemma Arterton, Patricia Clarkson and Rinko Kikuchi. Set in Los Angeles, each woman plays a distinctive role that shows the evolution fashion can lend itself to as they shed a layer and venture into the dusky night.
Curvaceous British beauty Arterton plays a young single mother in the suburbs, who transforms when she indulges in Miu Miu’s feminine designs, dressed in a chic pistachio, 50s inspired figure hugging dress and tortoise shell, cat’s eye sunglasses, while dead-pan comedian Plaza, who portrays April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation is a blogger, with a relaxed style, however it is not until she unpins her bangs and cautiously buttons up her carefully wrapped white chiffon blouse that her creativity begins to flow.
Cult icon (and everyone’s favourite mom from Easy A) Patricia Clarkson’s character is equally as classic as her real life persona, as she suits up in an understated, elegant black and white checkered two-piece from the Italian fashion house. Lastly, Japanese actress Kikuchi, who has bridged a relationship between Asian and Western cinema with roles in Babel and the international attention of Norwegian Wood, fits the Miu Miu mould perfectly, as she is already known for eccentricities in her own personal style. In Tadjedin’s film, Kikuchi is uber stylish from day to night as she goes from a cute pair of blue oxfords that she wears to her boring office job, to an out of this world pair of silver glitter, 70s inspired platforms.
Rounding out the star-studded cast that Miu Miu has recently has been known to employ with Chloe Sevigny fronting the Fall/Winter ’12 campaign, is experimental songstress, Zola Jesus, dressed in a mirrored flapper frock, whose innovative cross-genre creations including “Ixode” and “Vessel“ blend elements of industrial, classical, gothic and electronica, and soar as the haunting, yet uplifting backing track to the Iranian-American director’s take on the Women’s Tales.