Julia Fox and Yves Tumor Pull Off Casino Heist

Julia Fox and Yves Tumor Pull Off Casino Heist

By Andrew NguyenDec 06, 2023

If a fashion film doesn't have casino heists, vintage cinematography and references mixed with AI tech and a cast that includes heavy hitters like Julia Fox, Yves Tumor and Dangerous Rose, we don't want it. Luckily, "Le Robo una Rosa" by designer Luis De Javier and Serious People, a production company founded by Ari Mojdeh and Cyrus Duff, has it all. And PAPER is excited to premiere it.

Directed by Joel Palmer, the film — inspired by Gregg Araki, Gasper Noé and David Lynch films from the '80s — is set in Los Angeles and follows Julia Fox's character pulling off a casino heist, double-crossing Yves Tumor with Luis De Javier and then getting triple-crossed by the ring leader Dangerous Rose. It's all set to a bumping electronic soundtrack, fusing the visual narrative with acid trip graphics. And of course, everyone is decked out in Luis De Javier's signature barely-there bikinis, ass-revealing micro-minis, form-fitting latex dresses, voluminous coats with prominent shoulders, structured jackets in leather and the designer's distinctive horned outfits crafted in 3D-printed molded leather.

Since the film focuses heavily on what the characters are wearing, each styling choice was intentional in conveying their rebellious, eccentric and unpredictable nature. "It reflects a mix of sensuality, rebellion and creativity," De Javier explains. "For example, the characters wearing latex corsets, tops, dresses and sexy booty shorts project a bold and self-assured image. This could imply that they are not only physically confident but also mentally prepared for the challenges ahead, such as orchestrating a casino heist."

Even for a short film, it takes a village. "Luis brought in an amazing crew of stylists and hair and make-up artists who really elevated the project," Mojdeh tells PAPER. "His personal relationships with all of these creatives, as well as with Julia, Yves and Rose, were key to making this work. People had a shared understanding of what we were doing, which was necessary, because we were working with a tiny budget and had to move really fast. Everyone was there because of Luis and because they loved what they were doing. That’s when magic happens."

Watch "Le Robo una Rosa" below.

Production: Serious People
Director: Joel Palmer
Writers: Joel Palmer, Luis De Javier
Producer: Ari Mojdeh
Director of photography: Cyrus Duff
Editor: Cyrus Duff
Music Composer: Xavier Andrew
Lead cast: Julia Fox, Luis De Javier, Yves Tumor, Dangerous Rose

Production coordinator: Lua Beckman
Production Assistant: Simon Wiltshire
Props Master: Lua Beckman
Gaffer: Tristan Oliveira
Key Grip: Peter Bui
Best Boy/Swing: Spencer Slishman
Stylists: Peri Rosenzweig and Nick Royal at Hardstyle
Hair: Charlie le Mindu
Makeup: Kali Kennedy
Colorist: Alastor Arnold at FotoKem
Title Design: Meat House Print Shop
Equipment courtesy of Evidence Cameras