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This ones labeled The Impossible Interview
O’REILLY: So what wackadoodle picture are you in next?
SWINTON: The Zero Theorem, directed by Terry Gilliam.
O’REILLY: See, this is my problem with you, Swinton: You can act. You’ve got the chops. So why the hell don’t you do a picture that people wouldlike to see, like The Bells of St. Mary’s with Bing Crosby as the priest? It’s perfect timing for a remake with you in the Ingrid Bergman nun part!
SWINTON: Why not me in the priest part?
O’REILLY: Har-dee-har-har, Swinton! I just don’t get it, I don’t. You’re a pretty lady. You’ve got the gams. Why the hell would you wear that—whatever that bizarre thing is you’re wearing? It doesn’t even have sleeves!
SWINTON: This is a one-off piece by my friend Setsuo Aarb, a Japanese-Dutch designer based in Eindhoven. It is a semi-translucent tube sheath with an unconstructed neck hole. Setsuo wanted it to suggest a daikon radish without appropriating the literal form of a daikon radish. It’s quite comfortable—for a man too. You could wear one, Bill.
Illustration by André Carrilho.