Here’s hoping for a Whit Stillman short film for COACH.
Creative Director Stuart Vevers has recently taken up residence on the Upper West Side and was inspired by dramas such as Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan for the COACH Resort 2020 collection. Released in 1990, the movie depicts a group of young, wealthy uptown New Yorkers during debutante season and was the jumping point for Resort.
From the archives of the New York Times comes an article about the Yule Log from Thomas Vinciguerra.
Like Christmas itself, the Yule log means different things to different people. ”It’s sort of a symbol of loneliness,” said the director Whit Stillman, who depicted a solitary Yule log viewer in a melancholy scene in his 1990 movie ”Metropolitan.” ”It probably wasn’t a great Christmas for you if you were watching it.” But, Mr. Stillman added, ”it’s a great thing to have when you touch bottom socially. No matter how low you go, if you had a TV, you had the Yule log.”
Whit Stillman, Carolyn Farina, Chris Eigeman, and Taylor Nichols will be at SF Sketchfest, January 11th for the 30th anniversary of Metropolitan. If you are in the San Francisco area, be sure to check it out.