Video: Lizzy Caplan + Vena Cava = Greatest Fashion Film Parody of All Time
Hate fashion films? Us too. Luckily, Lizzy Caplan and Vena Cava know how we feel. Best parody ever ahead!
Confession: “Fashion films” baffle me. Sure, sometimes it’s at least mildly entertaining to watch Penn Badgley wander around Beijing thinking deep thoughts for Alexander Wang; at the end of the day, though, they usually seem to be an artsy collage of nonsense (see: Brad Pitt’s Chanel ad. Or perhaps more appropriately, see Conan O’Brien’s spoof of Brad Pitt’s Chanel ad).
Thank goodness I’m not the only one who feels this way, though—and even better, that goodness it’s an actual fashion line who’s with me. Vena Cava recently teamed up with Lizzy Caplan to create the perfect parody of a fashion film called, appropriately, “Fashion Film.” Poking fun at everything from the manic pixie dream girls who tend to star in such films to the fact that brands never want to stoop to calling them “commercials” (which, let’s face it, they are), it features Lizzy running around with a wreath of flowers on her head while a voiceover spouts randomnity in an ultra-serious tone. It is, in a word, WONDERFUL.
But don’t take my word for it—watch it here:
Oh, and Viva Vena? Definitely worth checking out. Vena Cava’s newest, more affordable line, it features super cute tops, skirts, dresses, and more with a playful twist—perfect for those days when all you want to do is sit around a strum your ukulele while gazing wistfully out the window. Items range from $59 to $159 and will be available at Nordstrom, Asos, Shopbop, Nastygal, Maryam Nassirzadeh, and TenOverSix this spring. Take a peek here.
Tell us: What do you think of “fashion films?”
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.