Mar 2, 2017 Videos

Wes Anderson– and Spike Jonze–Directed Ads Have the Dreamiest Interiors

by Hadley Mendelsohn

When fashionable characters, romantic landscapes, and dreamlike interiors collide on the silver screen, we feel complete. And no, that's not our inner drama queen (or theater geek) speaking. If a movie has a gripping plot and stylish sets and costumes, it's hit the storytelling jackpot. So we can't say we're surprised that fashion campaign videos are just as inspiring. Plus, their length makes them easier to watch when we're short on time. To spread the style inspiration, we decided to round up some of our favorite fashion brand advertisements.

If you love the whimsical feel of Budapest Hotel, hypnotic visuals in Virgin Suicides, moody grit in American Beauty, and high-contrast pallet in Her, you'll love these videos. These star-studded shorts prove that commerce can become art, especially when the best artists, activists and brands join forces. From Petra Collins for Gucci to Spike Jonze for Kenzo and Ava DuVernay for Miu Miu, this is the ultimate visual playlist. All you have to do is press play. One last question before you do: When can we move in?

If you're a fan of pastel color palettes and unique office spaces that feel more like a fancy dollhouse, consider this new Chanel ad your blueprint to desk décor and fashionable work attire. We're sensing a cubicle makeover and wardrobe refresh in your near future.

We've never seen a fragrance commercial quite as breathtaking, entertaining, and downright hilarious as this Kenzo ad. But that's to be expected when Spike Jonze is directing and the choreographer is the same one behind Sia's "Chandelier" video. The contrast between the elegant interiors and the eccentric, energy-packed protagonist will pump you up and make you laugh.

In the film series Women's Tales, Miu Miu works with directors like Miranda July and Chloë Sevigny to make their visions come to life. The result? Thought-provoking narratives, gorgeous clothing, and swoon-worthy interiors. While they all boast that dreamy Miu Miu style, our favorite one in the series as far as interiors are concerned is "The Door," which was directed by Ava DuVernay (the trailblazer behind this year's Oscar-nominated documentary 13th).

Talented artist and It girl Petra Collins teamed up with Gucci to create this video for the brand's newest eyewear collection, and to say we're enchanted by this short film would be an understatement. Shot in a suzani-packed bohemian living room, a rural Hungarian field, and a psychedelic disco lounge, we'd like to see the world through these spirited and fashion-forward glasses every day.

With all-white interiors and natural light flooding through the large windows in a subterranean room, this Carven campaign is a stylish stunner. If we move into this hideout, we would. The wardrobe we'd inherit would be a nice perk, too.

French actress and muse Léa Seydoux charms in this short film created by dream team Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. Treat your senses to a peek inside an intimate bistro, moody roads adorned in tiles, and a retro theater complete with red velvet seats intricate etchings and, of course, that bubblegum-pink shift dress.

What are your favorite ad campaigns with chic interiors? Share them in the comment section below.