It was recently revealed that “The Last King of Scotland” director Kevin Macdonald is working on a documentary about the controversial British fashion designer. John Galliano. What was not mentioned was Condé Nast’s involvement in the project.
WWD understands that Vogue’s entertainment arm, Condé Nast Entertainment, is run by a former Disney executive. Agnes Chucurrently working on a project as a producer. Anna Wintour, Condé Content Director and Vogue Global Director and longtime Galliano supporter, was also involved to some extent, helping to introduce the director to fashion relationships, particularly in the fashion industry. in Paris. It is not yet known if she will appear in the documentary, which is in its infancy.
Condé’s involvement is all part of CNE president Chu’s plan for the entertainment arm of the legacy magazine publisher to be valued in Hollywood as a creative producer. Instead of just selling her intellectual property to a studio, she wants to be involved in the process from start to finish. Previously, its main focus was on short videos, like Vogue’s popular “73 Questions” series.
The documentary will cover the British designer’s career, including his current work at Maison Margiela, and is being independently funded through the TF1 studio in France. It is being produced by Macdonald through his own company in conjunction with CNE and is expected to officially launch in the spring of 2023.
As well as films such as “The Last King of Scotland”, “The Mauritania” and “Playing State”, the Glasgow-born Macdonald has made a number of documentaries including “A Day in September” about the murder. harmed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, where he won the Oscar for best documentary. He has also directed documentaries about musicians Bob Marley and Whitney Houston.
In a statement about the documentary, Macdonald said: “John Galliano is one of the great designers of our time and an icon of style and creativity for Londoners of my generation. I first started talking to him in 2020 about the possibility of making a film that explores his work, his sometimes controversial personal life, and the complexities of cultural heritage. his. ”
Galliano is most famous for his 15 years at Dior. He was ousted in 2011 after uttering racist and anti-Semitic insults in Paris. He then sought treatment for his addiction and returned to fashion in 2014 as the creative director of Maison Margiela.
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