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Kenzo's 'Snowbird' short film has a surprising plot twist

It hit us right in the feels

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 4 Feb 2016

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[Updated 4 February 2016] Kenzo's Snowbird is definitely a short film unlike anything else we've ever seen. Featuring models Abbey Lee Kershaw and Cameron Gentry, Snowbird also sees a few members of the Slab City community star in the 11-minute film. Prepare yourselves for a suprising plot twist at the end! 

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Kenzo's Spring Summer 2016 campaign was shot in Slab City in America's Sonoran Desert and the star of the show is Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw. You might not have taken in her name before, but if watching her traipse bleak settings felt familiar, you're on the right track. Abbey played The Dag, one of Immortan Joe's wives, in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road.

Kenzo's campaign also includes an 11-minute short film called Snowbird, which was directed by Sean Baker (known for his work in 2015 film Tangerine). In Snowbird, Abbey plays a girl called Theo, who goes around a campsite, sharing cake. Model Cameron Gentry co-stars as Yesterday Bob, the past version of another character.

The film already sounds peculiar, but intriguingly so. We love the carefree, adventurous vibe of the collection, which Abbey carries so well as she strolls with a cake box in her arms. We're excited to see more of her in both fashion and film; she will next play an assassin called Anat, who rides a 30 metre-long, fire breathing cobra in fantasy flick Gods of Egypt.

See the images from Kenzo's campaign below.

 

A photo posted by KENZO (@kenzo) on

 

A photo posted by KENZO (@kenzo) on

 

A photo posted by KENZO (@kenzo) on


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