Almodóvar, Cronenberg, Ferrara & Jarmusch Front Saint Laurent’s New Ad

The Fashionisto

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Published January 4, 2023

Director's Cut: Saint Laurent enlists directors Abel Ferrara, David Cronenberg, Jim Jarmusch, and Pedro Almodovar to star in its spring-summer 2023 campaign. Pin
The Director’s Cut: Saint Laurent enlists directors Abel Ferrara, David Cronenberg, Jim Jarmusch, and Pedro Almodóvar to star in its spring-summer 2023 campaign. Photo: David Sims / Saint Laurent

Cinephiles, the moment you have been waiting for is here. Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign entitled “The Director’s Cut” brings fashion and film together in a chic way that celebrates renowned directors Pedro Almodóvar, David Cronenberg, Abel Ferrara, and Jim Jarmusch. It is an opportunity to enjoy two passions simultaneously—style and cinema.

The acclaimed directors embody the timeless sophistication of Saint Laurent in Anthony Vaccarello’s stylish black designs. Captured poignantly in David Sims’ striking black-and-white portraits, Almodóvar, Cronenberg, Ferrara, and Jarmusch take center stage, with each director featured in their own accompanying video.

Pedro Almodóvar for Saint Laurent Director’s Cut

Pedro Almodóvar fronts Saint Laurent's spring-summer 2023  campaign for men. Pin
Pedro Almodóvar fronts Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign for men. Photo: David Sims / Saint Laurent

For Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign, the iconic Pedro Almodóvar brings incredible charm and sophistication with his butterfly-shaped sunglasses.

The renowned Spanish filmmaker flaunts a sophisticated black ensemble of a turtleneck paired with a timeless tuxedo jacket.

With some of his most well-known films, such as Volver or Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, it is no surprise that Almodóvar has succeeded in fusing melodrama and humor to create unforgettable stories.

Jim Jarmusch for Saint Laurent Director’s Cut

Jim Jarmusch stars in Saint Laurent's spring-summer 2023  campaign for men. Pin
Jim Jarmusch stars in Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign for men. Photo: David Sims / Saint Laurent

Jim Jarmusch, the acclaimed American film director known for his artful blend of surreal and mundane elements in films such as Stranger Than Paradise, Coffee and Cigarettes, and Only Lovers Left Alive, exudes sophistication in a double-breasted camel hair jacket with gold buttons for Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign.

Photographed by David Sims while wearing his signature feathered hairstyle accompanied by wraparound sunglasses—Jarmusch proves why he is one of the most beloved cult icons today.

David Cronenberg for Saint Laurent Director’s Cut

David Cronenberg appears in Saint Laurent's spring-summer 2023  campaign for men. Pin
David Cronenberg appears in Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign for men. Photo: David Sims / Saint Laurent

The iconic Canadian film director, David Cronenberg, captivates the lens as he appears in Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign.

His steadfast confidence is exuded through his unyielding posture and classic black double-breasted coat ensemble over a crewneck sweater and white dress shirt.

A master innovator of body horror genre films such as Videodrome, The Fly, and Crash—David Cronenberg continues to astound with every release.

Abel Ferrara for Saint Laurent Director’s Cut

Abel Ferrara takes the spotlight for Saint Laurent's spring-summer 2023  campaign for men. Pin
Abel Ferrara takes the spotlight for Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign for men. Photo: David Sims / Saint Laurent

Abel Ferrara wraps up Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign, his face part concealed behind an expressive hand.

However, there is nothing to hide from when it comes to the renowned American film director: His profound body of work speaks for itself in movies like King of New York, Bad Lieutenant, and The Funeral—all remarkable stories that feature strong characters and deep narratives.

Saint Laurent’s spring-summer 2023 campaign, “The Director’s Cut,” is a fantastic way to celebrate timeless style with the works of these beloved directors. By honoring their cinematic achievements, Saint Laurent brings us a unique showcase that combines fashion and film. The stunning portraits of these directors prove that iconic style and masterful filmmaking are timeless combinations.


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