Ali Michael Stars in Nomenus Quarterly’s Suspensful, Nail-Biting Mini Flick

Is that Matthew Barney under that neon crinoline hat supine in a dingy bathtub? Why, no, it's just Ali Michael sporting some fairly wet Hussein Chalayan. As visually arresting as a video-art installation by Mr. Cremaster himself, 'INTERVAL,' a mini-flick made to accompany Chalayan profile in Nomenus Quarterly, is full aggressive, evocative images enriched with color-saturated bold hues perfect for cataloging the work of one of fashion's most slippery, challenging creators. Produced by FLY's Catherine Camille Cushman and Stephen Blaise and directed by photographer Jamie Isaia (of Art + Commerce) the vid presents Ms. Michael draped in a Chalayan dress as she torturously bites off each of her neon artificial nails while two women in veiled hats sit side by side in a modest living room. It's a little bit The Shining, a little bit Barney, and a whole lot of sexy scary. Watch out for the surprise ending! (To view go to

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