Right now, Sophia and I are both completely obsessed with Gia Coppola. Yes, of those Coppolas—Francis Ford is her grandfather, Sofia is her aunt, and clearly talent, drive, and a distinct sense of sophistication run through the bloodline.
The 27-year-old movie scion directed Palo Alto, her debut film starring Emma Roberts and the ubiquitous James Franco (the film is based on a collection of his short stories), and it comes out today. Along the way, Gia has also proved her stellar sense of personal style—effortless, a little tomboy-ish, and totally distinct—not to mention legit fashion chops. She directed short films for Opening Ceremony and assisted in the costume department for auntie Sofia’s movie Somewhere. So it totally makes sense that Farfetch, the online destination for designer boutique shopping (and Palo Alto sponsor), was more than happy to tap Gia to share her spring picks and dish on the movie.
Gia and Farfetch also took a moment to share a few of her personal style tidbits with us. (If anything just to feed our obsession.) Here are the highlights:
On the realistic, imperfect high school style in Palo Alto:
It was important for me that the kids didn’t look perfect. Most teen movies today, all the clothes are expensive. I remember wearing a lot of dirty vintage clothes. Jack wore his own clothes. Emma’s character is always flipping through fashion magazines, so I felt that she could have an APC coat that she always wears.
Gia on fashion in general:
I definitely have an appreciation for it. It’s a way of self-expression. I enjoy seeing how my friends, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Rodarte use clothes to create their vision and art. But I don’t particularly enjoy shopping. I like to do that online.
Her personal style:
I normally wear jeans and sneakers, but given an occasion, I enjoy dressing up.
Saint Laurent, Proenza, Rodarte, Zac Posen, Valentino.
On her go-to outfit if she is in a hurry:
Superga sneakers. APC jeans. Vintage sweatshirt.