DKNY & Dazed Produce an 80s Cult Flashback


Donna Karan's DKNY is coming up on its 20th birthday, and to celebrate Dazed Digital recently produced a short film styled by their fashion editor Katie Shillingford and shot by photographer Pierre Debusschere.

The film is shot in black light, making details in the model's DKNY outfit glow, as well as her fluorescent makeup. Dazed claims the film (as well as the accompanying photo shoot for the new Dazed & Confused) is "out-of-this-world, 80s inspired" and that "the model takes on an ethereal, almost alien presence".

This makes for pretty good visuals, but more importantly it sounds very close to the 80's cult classic film Liquid Sky, where the main plot line revolves around a fashion model possessed by aliens, including a very memorable scene of the model applying glow-in-the-dark makeup in black light.

I consider Liquid Sky required viewing for anyone who likes their fashion a bit quirky and their films a bit obscure, so if this applies to you and you haven't seen it, try to get your hands on it ASAP.

In the meantime, you can catch a glimpse of it here (black light face paint clip starts at about 1:20). We're betting it's a favorite in the Dazed offices, too.


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