Still from "Twin Peaks": CBS Home Entertainment
A conversation with James Tinnelly from Supreme Mgmt is more than a conversation. It is a journey through references, double entendres, bon mots and delicious anecdotes. I adore him. He rang me up last night right after I posted the Vogue Grunge edit that Max had sent me. "Did you know the male model in that shoot went on to become Chandra North's husband?" he said. "He was in Vogue before she was." "Which is probably why she married him", I joked. "Urban legend has it that they played the music from "Twin Peaks" over and over again on that set. Isn't it great that David Lynch shot a fashion story with Malgosia for Harper's Bazzar about 6 or 7 years ago and then shot nothing until he did the Gucci fragrance TV commercial this season with Natasha Poly. Did you know that the Gold Box edition out Twin Peaks came out today. I bought Season 1 and Season 2 before but I'm buying the whole thing all over again. Costs less than a T-shirt from APC and you really have to measure these things by the amount of joy they bring you. " he continued. James then went on to explain that the primary merit of the new boxed set is that the pilot of the series is included for the first time. Apparently the rights to the pilot was held for years by Canal + who financed the venture. The intent was- should ABC fail to pick Twin Peaks up as a series- then Canal+ would release the pilot as a feature. Great background info no? One of the great virtues of "Twin Peaks" for James also was the brilliance of the female roles on the series. "There was Peggy Lipton as the waitress in the diner. Sherilyn Fenn as the sexpot. Piper Laurie as the rich lumber mill owner and a young Laura Flynn Boyle as a virgin. It is not always an easy thing to watch but you should just sit back and let the world of Twin Peaks just flow over you." By way of further fashion provenance, James knew that David Duchovney (a former male model) played a transvestite FBI Agent. Kyle MacLachlan, the hero of the show was also the star of several editorial collaborations with Steven Meisel & Linda Evangelista for American Vogue, Italian Vogue & Barney’s New York. Several episodes were directed by Stephen Gylenhaal, father of Jake & Maggie (past star of Miu Miu campaign).I was still skeptical until James dropped his piece de resistance. "Did you know Sherilyn Fenn once shot a D&G camapign with Meisel?". Well that clinches it ! "Twin Peaks: Gold Box Edition" available at Amazon.
Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition: CBS Home Entertainment