Sofia Coppola invited associates and the media to toast her new assortment, Barrie + Sofia Coppola, Tuesday evening at Invisible Assortment in New York.
The director of such films as “Priscilla,” “The Virgin Suicides,” and “Misplaced in Translation” teamed up with Barrie, one of many oldest cashmere knitting producers in Scotland, for a limited-edition collaboration that launched this month. Barrie has been a part of Chanel‘s Metiers d’Artwork homes since 2012.
Among the many friends on the get together — the place the gathering was on show — have been Anna Sui, Margaret Qualley, Augustin Dol-Maillot, Carole Boutique, Gucci Westman, Derek Blasberg, Vanessa Traina, Ivy Getty, Elie High, Kate Younger, Lynn Yaeger and Lynn Hirschberg.
Sui, who’s a buddy of Coppola’s, mentioned she really designed two attire for the lead character to put on in “Priscilla.”
“She captured that interval so nicely. It’s so Sofia, and it’s so her world,” mentioned Sui.
When requested what she considered Coppola’s new assortment, Sui mentioned, ” I find it irresistible. I’ve my eye on that army cardigan.”
Earlier that night, Coppola, who labored on the collaboration for a 12 months, defined that she was conscious of Barrie as a result of “they make Chanel’s well-known cardigans and knitwear” and thru her visits to Paris. “It’s one among my favourite stops. They [Barrie] make stunning issues. I put on the boys’s crewneck sweaters. I simply find it irresistible. I at all times wish to peek in there,” she mentioned.
The brand new assortment, conceived by Barrie creative director Augustin Dol-Maillott, displays Coppola’s personal fashion, providing a wardrobe that may be worn for work, journey and leisure. It’s accessible for just one season.
With 17 ready-to-wear items and equipment, the gathering is designed to be worn collectively or individually. Colours span black, a darkish navy and shades of grey, with khaki and a collection of pinks as the one subdued pops. The stripe is the only real motif, featured on a long-sleeve cozy sweater. There’s additionally a jumpsuit, a double-breasted military-style jacket with trompe-l’oeil stitching, a velvet jacket in a heavier gauge knit, knitted leggings and a dressed-up polo sweater. Different seems to be are a short-sleeved T-shirt, a color-blocked sweater in a lightweight gauge, and a knitted puffer jacket.
“Certainly one of my favourite issues is the army jacket,” mentioned Coppola. “I really like the cashmere jumpsuit that’s fairly nice and I really like the knit pants and matching tops, which is a signature of Barrie.”
Coppola equated the method to dreaming up costumes for her movies.
“It’s the identical as once I work with a dressing up designer on a film. You’re simply making an attempt to articulate what you want they usually have all of the experience on tips on how to do it. I realized so much. It’s the identical type of dialog,” she mentioned. “I simply felt we have been on the identical web page. I despatched him [Dol-Maillott] some references and on the similar time he despatched me some references, and plenty of them are the identical,” mentioned Coppola.
Describing her aesthetic, Coppola mentioned, “It’s simply selfishly what I might need. I assumed concerning the dream journey wardrobe for those who’re occurring a visit, and you’ll take just a few issues they usually combine and match. You’ll be able to put on the identical factor on a aircraft and for those who’re going to dinner or a gathering. It’s tremendous simple but additionally seems to be just a little polished.”
“Every time I’ve gotten one thing at Barrie, it seems like a giant splurge however I put on them over and over, they usually by no means capsule. They final endlessly,” she mentioned.
Retail costs of the Barrie + Sofia Coppola assortment vary from $300 to $8,280.
The gathering is accompanied by a marketing campaign that was shot in Paris by photographer Melodie McDaniel and options actress Margaret Qualley.
“I shot her for some Chanel Couture earlier than, and I simply suppose she’s actually charming and sparkly and enjoyable to shoot. We’re associates,” she mentioned. Coppola shot the video for the Barrie + Sofia Coppola assortment, whereas McDaniel photographed the stills.
The gathering is offered in Barrie’s personal boutiques in London and Paris and web site, barrie.com, in addition to chosen retailers worldwide equivalent to Web-a-porter, Moda Operandi and Saks.com.
Now that the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, Coppola mentioned she’s simply been “ending stuff on ‘Priscilla,’ so I haven’t take a pause but. I’m undecided what’s subsequent. I’m having fun with the facet challenge with this.”
Coppola has a protracted historical past with Chanel, tracing again to the summer time of 1986 when she accomplished an internship with Karl Lagerfeld. She not solely attended a number of Chanel vogue reveals and wore the model on totally different events, but additionally collaborated with the French home on a number of artistic fronts. In 1989 she designed the costumes for her father Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Life With out Zoë,” the place she dressed the women in Chanel fits. Chanel and W Journal hosted a dinner at Indochine in September in celebration of Coppola’s first e-book, “Sofia Coppola Archive: 1999-2023.”
In 1994, Coppola had just a little avenue vogue firm label known as Milkfed, which offered T-shirts. “I’ve at all times been into garments. I’ve at all times been concerned with that as a child and I used to be an intern at Chanel. I had so many various pursuits I couldn’t simply decide one factor and go to check design. I really like working with designers who actually have that information and experience,” mentioned Coppola.
The Barrie assortment, she mentioned, is “the last word cashmere assortment. You put on it at dwelling and you’ll put on it out. It’s actually snug. It’s nonetheless stylish,” mentioned Coppola, who was wearing black knit pants, a cream T-shirt and the velvet knit cardigan for the get together. “It was enjoyable to do and I actually cherished working with their crew. To work with the good high quality and craftsmanship was actually a dream,” she mentioned.