In a new video for her i-D series "Under the Sheets," model Lily McMenamy gets in bed with legendary stylist (and Vogue fashion director) Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.
There are plenty of opportunities to see Carlyne play the part of a fashion eccentric on her own web series, "J'Adore" (from the producers of Rupaul's Drag Race), but watching her in conversation with Lily proves to be a fascinating and possibly revealing glimpse into the most elite rungs of the industry.
Long before her ascension to It model status, Lily grew up surrounded by fashion's boldfaced names and Dudzeele was an old family friend (as she says in the video, the stylist has known McMenamy since she was a baby). Back in the day, Dudzeele worked with Lily's mother, Kristen McMenamy, and (apparently) partied with her playboy father, photographer Miles Aldridge. Whatever filter people normally have during interviews is a lot harder to maintain when you're speaking with someone who's been part of your life's fabric for such a long time, and Lily's conversation with Carlyne hints at the young model's experience of childhood and adolescence. Wonder what it was like for Lily to grow up enmeshed in an image- and status-conscious world, constantly compared to her goddess mother?
Watch the video below: