James Franco: Renaissance Man.
Ok so it’s old news that James Franco can do anything he wants, and not just because he’s a smokin’ hot Hollywood actor. He’s added about as many slashes to his career description as should be allowed by law (actor/director/writer/photographer/academic/need we go on?), but now he’s adding another one (kind of): fashion designer. Ok so that’s not totally true–Franco isn’t designing his own line or anything–but he is lending some of his photographs to Seven For All Mankind for a special edition series of T-shirts for Fashion’s Night Out. Women’s Wear Daily has the scoop–and photos of the designs, which will be available in stores and online starting on September 6th, and will retail for a cool $89.00. The tees come in white, black, and heather gray and are printed with Franco’s polaroids, taken around Los Angeles. They have a burnt out, classic Hollywood vibe that’s also part streetwear, and totally awesome.
James also directed a series of campaign vignettes for the brand, and in fact, the images for Franco’s tees were taken during filming for those shorts. They feature Los Angeles landmarks as well as pictures of the cast of the campaign, including Lily Donaldson. The t-shirts are also signed by Franco, who said that the inspiration for the campaign was “a merging of new and old Hollywood,” as represented by classic Hollywood scenery and new Hollywood talent.
What do you think of James Franco’s tees for Seven For All Mankind?