Chinese director Jiang Wen has collaborated with Giorgio Armani for his new 3D epic, Gone With the Bullets.
Set in Shanghai in the 1920s, the film centers around a local beauty pageant that ends in tragedy. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Armani worked with the film’s art director, William Chang, to create period costumes for the lead actors Ge You, Shu Qi, Zhou Yun, Wang Zhiwen, and Wen Zhang, as well as Jiang Wen, who also acts in the movie.
Armani, who has also provided costumes for films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, said of the collaboration, “I am so pleased to cooperate with Jiang Wen, one of the most outstanding filmmakers and actors in China, on this movie.” He added, “I have always been fascinated by the Eastern metropolis of Shanghai, for its unique style and charm, from the past to the future, connecting the East and the West.”
To celebrate the partnership, a cocktail party was held at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. Gone With the Bullets will be released on December 18th in China, and will be released worldwide in January.
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