A Star-Splattered Screening

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Clint Spaulding/PMC
Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Tilda Swinton, wearing a Prince’s Purple Rain-inspired jacket, joined her co-stars to celebrate their newest film, A Bigger Splash.

Actress and a fashionable chameleon known for her eccentric red carpet looks and razor-sharp jawline, Tilda Swinton made a splash at the Fox Searchlight Pictures With The Cinema Society Screening of her latest film, A Bigger Splash.

Swinton, always a style original, showed up to the after party wearing a purple sparkling Maison Margiela bomber jacket, reminiscent of another original, the late Prince and his Purple Rain period.

A Bigger Splash, directed by Luca Guadagnino, the aesthetic filmmaker behind stylized fashion crowd pleaser, I Am Love, is a beautiful, lush summer film, starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson along with Ms. Swinton. The film is a remake of Jacques Deray’s legendary La Piscine, and is sure to be one of the summer’s most delightful and talked about movies.

The plot takes place on a sunny Mediterranean island, between Sicily and Tunisia, and features stunning cinematography. One of its many attractions is the costume design. Tilda Swinton’s wardrobe is custom made by Dior or pulled from Raf Simons’ collections. European island, rock stars, a nymphet with pouty lips, sun, tropical-colored costumes, and the highly entertaining storyline make this film the perfect summer movie to check out.

Guests and film’s all-star cast arrived on Museum of Modern Art’s red carpet for the special of screening of the film, followed by a decadent dinner hosted at Sant Ambroeus in the West Village, where lucky attendees, including Amy Fine CollinsHeidi Bivens, Maria Cornejo, Sabine Heller, Jamee Gregory, Anh Duong, Amy Sacco, and more, enjoyed the Italian restaurant’s famous desserts with images of sun, summer, and sundrenched desire still floating in their minds, like Dakota Johnson’s chlorine bleached hair in the cyan-colored pool, in one of the film’s key scenes.


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