Last night, Kenzo’s co-creative director Humberto Leon debuted his first self-directed film for the brand at New York Fashion Week. Titled The Everything, the new short follows an unconventional family gifted with unusual superpowers. With Milla Jovovich in the role of ‘mom’, her adopted kids Bobby (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Rose (Alexandra Shipp) and Georgie (Sasha Frolova) have the power to switch shoes, reinvent hairstyles and create some pretty catastrophic nail art at the click of a finger.
Flick through behind the scenes imagery from the film below.
The story sees the teens navigating everyday life and attending their high school prom, all the while getting to grips with their talents. Guest starring Insecure’s Jay Ellis and Regina Carter of Girls Trip and Scary Movie fame, the cast navigate Leon’s comedy-drama while dressed in Kenzo’s FW18 collection and its La Collection Memento N°3.
Taking directing tips from Hollywood friends Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne and Spike Jonze (the latter of which made a cameo in the film), Leon explained that his primary intention was to make a feel-good family flick. “This was more of a family film. The superhero part just plays a role in it – it’s not the main character. I watched a lot of crazy Hong Kong television growing up, and this [direction] felt very natural to me. [The film] plays up this idea of normality.”
With elements reminiscent of Sixteen Candles and Carrie, watch Leon’s stylish, idiosyncratic film here.