Marc Jacobs releases Girl, Interrupted-inspired line in support of LGBTQ charity

Marc Jacobs has unveiled a capsule collection inspired by the movie Girl, Interrupted to help raise funds for an LGBTQ charity.To mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 psychological drama starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, based on Susanna Kayse…

Marc Jacobs has unveiled a capsule collection inspired by the movie Girl, Interrupted to help raise funds for an LGBTQ charity.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 psychological drama starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, based on Susanna Kaysen’s 1993 memoir, the fashion designer has released three limited-edition items featuring graphics and iconography from the film.

Thirty per cent of sales from the hoodie, T-shirt, and gym pant will go directly to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organisation dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth.

Taking to Instagram, Jacobs re-posted a note penned by writer and photographer Ava Nirui about the initiative.

“20 YEARS OF GIRL, INTERRUPTED by MARC JACOBS merch pieces to commemorate the iconic Winona and Angelina film from 1999 are available now on marcjacobs.com,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen, especially @themarcjacobs. This project is dear to me – this movie changed the way I viewed mental health at a very young age, which was massively beneficial to me as I was in the process of growing up under the guidance of a close family member with clinical depression. It really helped me become more accepting of her and others impacted by mental illness. I’m happy to have done this project with such an important organisation.”

At the end of the post, the designer added: “THANK YOU AVA @avanope I’m so proud of this. GRATEFUL to you for giving life to this project. Love, Marc.”

For the accompanying campaign, model Adut Akech was photographed by Tina Tyrell and styled by Andrew Sauceda.

Items in the collection are priced from $95 to $165 (£72 – £125).

Girl, Interrupted, directed by James Mangold, also starred Brittany Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Moss, and Vanessa Redgrave.

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Clueless reboot will be a ‘new take’ on the classic

The producer of the upcoming Clueless reboot has stressed the film will be a new take, not a remake.Deadline reported on Thursday (25Oct18) that the ’90s hit was to be revived courtesy of Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver, who has signed on to produce, wi…

The producer of the upcoming Clueless reboot has stressed the film will be a new take, not a remake.

Deadline reported on Thursday (25Oct18) that the ’90s hit was to be revived courtesy of Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver, who has signed on to produce, with GLOW writer Marquita Robinson penning the script.

The original Clueless was released in 1995 and starred Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd and the late Brittany Murphy. Written and directed by Amy Heckerling, the movie, which was loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, went on to become a beloved cult classic thanks to the preppy fashion choices and catchy phrases and vocabulary of the characters. It also spawned a TV series.

As the reboot is still in early development, no details of story or casting have yet been revealed, however, Oliver has taken to Twitter to emphasise that this will be a fresh project rather than a carbon copy of the original.

“Crazy excited to be producing a *new* take on one of my favorite movies of all time, #Clueless, with the hilarious and super talented @MarqRobinson writing it!!!,” she wrote. “As. If.”

Robinson, who has also previously written episodes of Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl, jokingly replied to her colleague, writing: “Omg can you believe these idiots are remaking Clueless, @TracyYOliver?”

News of the reboot drew mixed responses from fans of the chick flick on social media, with many insisting that it was unnecessary to revive the feature and feared that a new version could ruin the original’s legacy.

And when one user asked Oliver whether she was incapable of making anything original, she simply responded: “Like… Girls Trip?”

Neither Heckerling nor any of the Clueless cast have commented on the news.

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Alicia Silverstone didn’t enjoy Clueless costume fittings

Alicia Silverstone was left feeling exhausted on the set of Clueless because of all the costume changes.The cult film helped launch the careers of Alicia, the late Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd, and told the story of rich, fashion-obsessed teen Cher H…

Alicia Silverstone was left feeling exhausted on the set of Clueless because of all the costume changes.

The cult film helped launch the careers of Alicia, the late Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd, and told the story of rich, fashion-obsessed teen Cher Horowitz.

The bold fashion choices are synonymous with the 1995 feature, with the yellow plaid skirt suit worn by Cher one of the standout fashion moments. While fans lapped up the clothes, Alicia herself wasn’t so keen.

“I remember being so exhausted with the costume fittings because I just, I wore, I didn’t have any fashion sense at all at that age, and it only took, I mean, it took recently that I became interested in clothes,” she recalled to ABC. “At the time, jeans and a green T-shirt, I was good all week long. So, when I had to try 63 things on, I was just like, ‘This is painful.'”

But for head costume designer Mona May, the film was a dream come true.

As well as the plaid suit, which Stacey Dash’s character Dionne also wore in a black and white version, Cher also helped to popularise berets, tailored shirts and jackets, and chic layering.

“When Amy (Heckerling, writer and director) gave me the script, it just blew my mind. How fascinating these characters were and it was all about setting trends and making something new,” Mona smiled.

“The clothes were, they were their own star. They were the main character of the movie and (Mona) did such a beautiful job,” Alicia added.

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