elle fanning + spike jonze record a surprise music video
for karen o backstage at fashion week.
photo via opening ceremony
Some time during New York Fashion Week, while rehearsing for Opening Ceremony's top-secret one-act play/fashion show, director Spike Jonze and Elle Fanning decided to create a top-secret, impromptu music video for Karen O's "Ooo." The entire short video is beyond cute as it follows the 16-year-old backstage, twirling about and dancing onstage at the Metropolitan Opera House, but the cutest moment of all comes when it's all over—when you see the two (plus OC founder Humberto Leon and one-act co-writer Jonah Hill) laugh and comment on the video itself and song.
Watch the video below, but before you do, here's what Spike Jonze had to say about it:
"On Sunday we made a one-act play for my friend Humberto’s company, Opening Ceremony. The idea was to do a play instead of a regular fashion show during Fashion Week, and, miraculously, we were able to do it at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. (Thank you, Peter Gelb and everyone at the Met!) Also, this week my dear friend Karen is putting out her first solo album of precious, personal love and heartache gems titled Crush Songs. They are songs made so intimately and spontaneously alone in her bedroom a few years ago that they feel more like unguarded whispers from her heart than a traditionally produced album. So on Sunday, during a ten-minute break as we were rehearsing and lighting at the Met, we made a very impromptu "music video” for Karen in the spirit of her album. It just seemed like if you have the Opera House, that song, and Elle Fanning together, you shouldn't let the opportunity go by. So we made this as a surprise gift for Karen to congratulate her on her album. She is going to see this for the first time as you do. I hope you enjoy."