Pedro Almodóvar, the famed Spanish film director and writer known for such works as Bad Education and Julieta, has now embarked on another career, this time on a different side of the camera: supermodel. He's been tapped as the new face of Prada's fall '17 campaign, rather fittingly titled Auteur.
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"One of the few remaining auteurs in contemporary filmmaking, the cult Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar is universally celebrated for his unmistakable creative imprint, distinct aesthetic and unique, ‘Almodóvariano’ point of view," Prada said in a statement. "He is an embodiment of iconoclasm, across all disciplines."
The campaign was shot by Belgium photographer Willy Vanderperre inside Prada's headquarter fall '17 showspace. Throughout the film, the auteur is captured walking around the expansive space, admiring his surroundings, as close-up shots of his button-up, duffle bag and trousers splice in.
"Each image is loaded with an implied narrative, its own backstory," Prada continues. "The resulting visuals play out like stills from a film that has never been made." Watch Prada's official film, above, and check out Vanderperre's full spread, below.