Let There Be Lily
It's a brief but lush, quirky and beautiful film from renowned photographer Nick Knight and filmmaker Ruth Hogben, with a soundtrack by Philip Sheppard. I didn't quite get it at first, but then found myself watching it for a seventh time in a row and knew it had something over me. The scenes are like collage with paint strokes and peonies of all kinds adorning the frames throughout, and the screen captures I got from it make for some of the most beautiful images I've ever seen - Lily has that delicate, innocent quality, and in black and white she complements the washed-out creams and pastels of the flowers in a way that's truly breathtaking.
Will someone please send me some double peonies?
Of particular note with reference to the clothing, Lily wears Martin Margiela's plaster cast of the first jacket he ever produced, for S/S 1989. You can watch interviews and video of various looks from the shoot and film, including Nick Knight discussing the concept, Lily Donaldson musing about how her technique has changed (her legs are so long and her platforms so high that she resembles a newborn colt on the comparatively tiny wooden chair she's forced to sit on), as well as the Margiela plaster jacket and other pieces, which she wears in this scene: