Let These Bizarre David Lynch-Directed Commercials Be Your New Obsession

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From Jil Sander to Adidas, he's done it all

It's undeniable that David Lynch is one of the most brilliant—albeit strangest—directors of all time. From Blue Velvet to Mulholland Drive to Twin Peaks, he's lent his surrealist lens to both the silver screen and television.

But what many of his fans may not be aware of—especially those who are just catching on Lynch since the Twin Peaks reboot—is that Lynch has also contributed his vision to plenty of TV commercials and ads. And many of them, oddly enough, are for some of fashion and beauty's biggest brands. (Okay, and Barilla Pasta too).

We rounded up some of Lynch's best (and weirdest) ads from the early '90s up until the present day. Check them out, below.

Yves Saint Laurent Opium Perfume Commercial

Perfume ads—particularly TV commercials—are known for being pretty dramatic, but it doesn't get much more (weirdly) dramatic than this 1992 commercial for Yves Saint Laurent's Opium perfume. Not to mention, the soundtrack closely resembles that of a Twin Peaks score.

The Wall by Adidas Commercial

Many of us may find running hellish, but probably not as hellish as this Lynch-directed Adidas commercial from 1993. Fire Run With Me?

The Instinct Of Life Jil Sander Commercial

Is it just us, or are you catching major Lost Highway vibes from this wonderfully weird Lynch-directed ad for Jil Sander's Background fragrance?

Dior presents Lady Blue Shanghai

In 2010, Lynch directed this trippy short film Lady Blue Shanghai for Dior, starring Marion Cotillard. Fog machine-enveloped handbags, a ghostly soundtrack, and thematic references to Lynch's film Inland Empire? This might be the strangest fashion film we've ever seen.

Rouge Louboutin Campaign Film

In 2014, legendary shoe designer Christian Louboutin released his first-ever nail polish, Rouge Louboutin, with a bottle design resembling the classic red-soled pump. To back up the announcement, Lynch created a short film featuring the new polish using 3-D animation, a rarity for the director. But what's even surprising, this wasn't the only time Lynch and Louboutin have worked together. Back in 2007, the two collaborated on a fetish-inspired exhibition featuring Louboutin's designs erotically photographed by Lynch, and more recently in 2016—right before the announcement of the Twin Peaks reboot—the TV series served as the inspiration behind Louboutin's fetish-inspired handbag design called Shoe Peaks.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.