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Buro 24/7 Middle East Exclusive: Gia Coppola x Farfetch

Buro 24/7 Middle East Exclusive: Gia Coppola x Farfetch

The actress and director's style selections and key quotes


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Following on from her directing feature film debut – 'Palo Alto', an adaption of James Franco’s short story collection of the same name – Gia Coppola talks about her move on from the world of working on short films for her friend's fashion label

In an exciting collaboration with filmmaker and actress Gia Coppola, online shopping destination Farfetch.com has quizzed the star on her recent movie Palo Alto starring Emma Roberts and James Franco...

The site has investigated Coppola's style picks, gaining insight to her personal style and take on the fashion industry. Plus, the niece of Sofia Coppola and regular fashion-orientated short filmmaker took part in an editorial shoot wearing pieces by Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent, Rag & Bone and Simone Rocha for the site.

Buro 24/7 highlights Coppola's key quotes


On making Palo Alto

"It was a natural fit. I was really interested in the subject matter of teenagers – I had just finished college and had had enough separation where I could reflect back on those awkward years.  So when I read James' book it really felt right."

 

On working with James Franco  

"I look up to James.  He has such an amazing work ethic – it's really inspiring.  He's completely fearless.  I strive to be more like that. I was very nervous about doing a feature film but I was lucky to have someone like James, who believed in me so much and took me through it so I was able to not worry and just enjoy creating."

 

On making short films for designers 

"Making short films felt like an extension of photography but with more challenges and gadgets to play with. I really love the one [I made] for Opening Ceremony – Non Plus One.  That was really my first video so I have a soft spot for it."

 

On her personal style and shopping

"I normally wear jeans and sneakers but given an occasion I enjoy dressing up. My go to outfit consists of Superga sneakers, APC jeans, and a vintage sweatshirt. I don't particularly enjoy shopping, I much prefer to shop online."

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