DVF's latest? Boarding school uniforms
When your very first full-length feature centers around teen girls at a New England boarding school, it’s pretty snazzy if your world-famous fashion designer mother signs on to create the uniforms. Just ask writer/director Tatiana von Furstenberg, whose indie Tanner Hall, a collaboration with her bestie Francesca Gregorini, premieres in New York tonight as part of the Gen Art Film Festival.
According to von Furstenberg Jr., the directive to von Furstenberg Sr. was “a very, very beautiful silhouette— structured and utilitarian — not too much ornament, in a color that would go with our palette, which was made up of a lot of blues and grays,” she says. “The exterior of the boarding school is a Normandy—almost porcelain blue-gray, so I thought a gray would be really good. Then we added an orange, melon-shade in the emblem and the sock garters.” The result is a mix of skirts, jumpers and blazers that would do any chic-ster student proud.
Von Furstenberg, 39, says she didn’t exactly have to twist Mama’s arm to get her on board for the coming-of-age tale, which features a cast of up-and-comers including Rooney Mara, Georgia King and Brie Larson, as well as Imitation of Christ founder Tara Subkoff. “My mom is incredibly supportive,” she says. “She’d do anything for me. There was no coaxing.”
Above, Tatiana von Furstenberg (right) with her mother, Diane.
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