Lemonade Director Kahlil Joseph Made a New Kenzo Film

Tracee Ellis Ross,Joseph Made

The clothing takes second place," Humberto Leon, Kenzo's creative director, told ELLE.com at the premiere screening of the brand's new film, Music Is My Mistress, in Los Angeles. "It's our fourth film, and they've never been fashion films. I would say each director that made each of the films would say they're a part of the body of their work and that's important." The film's director, Kahlil Joseph, also famously directed Beyonce's Lemonade, along with Kenzo's spring/summer 2014 film, Dawn in Luxor. Leon's co-creative director, Carol Lim, said she and Leon were excited to reunite with the artist. "We definitely wanted to work with him again," she said, "and this opportunity presented itself. He'd seen the collection, and we walked him through the inspiration. I think I'm curious to see how other people interpret it. It's visually so stunning." Starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Jesse Williams, Kelsey Lu, and Ish, the film screened at Joseph's Underground Museum, in the backyard "purple garden," where guests lounged on Kenzo blankets and afterward enjoyed a post-screening performance by Lu. Inside the museum, models danced, reclined, and mimed playing cello as part of the art..

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