While Wes Anderson fans eagerly await the release of his next film The Grand Budapest Hotel in Singapore (it opens in theatres 20 March), its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday was celebrated by Prada with a special window display. Designed specially for the Prada Berlin store on Kurfuerstendamm 186, the windows and in-store exhibit feature a set of custom-made suitcases and trunks that Prada designed for two of the film’s leading characters, Madame D. (Tilda Swinton) and M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes).
Inspired by the brand’s own vintage models from the 1920s and 30s to complement the period that the film is set in, the trunks were constructed with a wooden frame wrapped in soft vacchetta leather to create a vintage effect in oak and natural tones, with a peach pink sateen cotton and black canneté fabric lining for Madame D. and M. Gustave respectively.
To further personalise each trunk, artist Mieke Casal painted the initials of the character Mdm. C.V.D.u.T (Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis) on the leather in 20’s style. Also on display is a black nappa leather coat created for Jopling played by Willem Dafoe, a long-time friend of the brand and if you recall the face of the brand’s fall/winter 2012 campaign.