We are used to seeing Chanel Iman grace the pages of Victoria’s Secret catalogs in perky, printed bra-and-panty sets, but her latest role as a femme fatale couldn’t be further from that bright and glossy image. Recently, the supermodel starred in a short fashion film directed by Jenna Elizabeth and produced by BULLETT in collaboration with accessories designer Reece Hudson.
Thirst tells a story of seduction, betrayal, and revenge. Shot on location at Lafayette House, the film captures the ghostly beauty innate to the confines of the historical hotel. After catching her lover with another woman, Iman draws a vial from her gold, snakeskin clutch and surreptitiously dispenses poison into his drink. Dim lighting and an eerie tune further emphasize the creepiness factor as Iman indiscriminately drags her stiletto heel and various surgical instruments along the skin of her unconscious lover. Statement bags and accessories created by Reece Hudson held the delicate torture devices and accentuate Iman’s daring looks.
As a director and photographer based in New York City, Jenna Elizabeth is unafraid to push boundaries. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Madonna and Andy Warhol for previous projects, her aesthetic is sensual, quirky, and organic. The granddaughter of jazz drummer Chuck Flores, Elizabeth is also fascinated by music and claims musicians are among her favorite subjects to shoot. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Kanye West, Julian Casablancas, and Willie Nelson – to name a few. Thirst epitomizes the dramatic and sinister feeling evident in Elizabeth’s previous works, but certainly does not quench our desire to see what is next for the young filmmaker.