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August 24, 2012

Fashionable Short Film Tependris Rising Charms

By Erin Schumaker | Films

Greek painter Konstantin Kakanias has resurrected Mrs. Tependris, his beloved fashion-loving cartoon character, for a seven-minute animated film done in conjunction with the Los Angeles–based fashion label Co. In Tependris Rising—which follows several books by Kakanias, including Mrs. Tependris: The Contemporary Years—our protagonist awakes after being cryogenically frozen and heads into the desert, with dog and assistant in tow, in search of a fashion show. After a chance encounter with an unusually civilized giant spider, Mrs. Tependris lands herself smack in the middle of the Co. fall fashion show, walking the runway in a floor-length black dress and fur jacket. With Kakanias voicing Mrs. Tependris and front-row cameos by the likes of Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld and Kanye West, our stylish heroine makes a fashion comeback—though not before a slip on the catwalk has her literally swimming in eveningwear. Whimsical and winning, this could be Kakanias’s best interpretation of Mrs. Tependris yet. Co-collections.com.

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