Watch Edward Enninful + Nick Knight's Dazzling, Supermodel-Filled Film
Edward Enniful’s illustrious career has spanned 25 years thus far, including stints as Fashion Director at i-D, Contributing Editor to Vogue and Vogue Italia, and Fashion and Style Director of W. Now that his short film, titled The 7 Deadly Sins of Edward Enniful, is being released, he can add filmmaker to his extensive repertoire.
The fifteen-minute-long film, which was produced in collaboration with Beats by Dre and the legendary fashion photographer Nick Knight (founder of SHOWStudio), originally premiered in New York City this January. After much anticipation, it’s finally available for public consumption and can be watched online. Its star-studded cast includes Enniful’s supermodel muses: Mariacarla Boscono, Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Karen Elson, Anna Ewers, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss, and Lara Stone.
“I wanted to do something with the women who had inspired my career,” he told Milk earlier this year. “I wanted to give something back to them. Naomi, Kate, Lara, or Mariacarla—these are the women that inspired my work, so I wanted to give them a tribute.”
Each of the models represents at least one of the seven deadly sins—a gold-coated Karlie, decked out in Alexander McQueen, as Greed; Kate Moss in Maison Margiela Artisanal as Lust—and each of the sins is reimagined to fit a modern context.
The 21st-century sins are all influenced by social media: selfies, hookup apps, and trolling are reimagined as sinful vices.
“I wanted to take an ancient concept and apply it to the world we live in today,” Enniful said.
All film stills courtesy of Beats by Dre and SHOWstudio.