By Michelle Nosratian
Ten students in Kevin OâMalleyâs Advanced Photography II class were invited to an opening party for Pradaâs new menâs fragrance, âInfusion dâHomme,â and a screening of nine short films inspired by the fragrance at the Hammer Museum on Oct. 27.
Alumna Celine Khavarani â95, a former student of OâMalleyâs, is the public relations representative for Prada.
She called OâMalley and invited him to ask students if they wanted to attend the party.
The party consisted of a small reception in the garden area of the Hammer Museum.
“There were waiters with lots of different drinks and fancy finger foods,” Joe Girton â10 said.
The reception was followed by the screening of nine short films.
Prada sponsored nine directors from different countries and provided them with a description of the different aspects of the cologne.
The directors then created short films depicting the fragrance.
“Each director was from a different part of the world, so each video had a taste of a different country and a different message,” Ilica Mahajan â10 said.
Academy Award-winner Pietro Scalia edited the nine short films to create one end product called “Alchemy.”
“At the event, we were able to ask questions to two of the sponsored directors â Beng from Spain, Michael Merryman from the United States-and Pietro Scalia himself,” Chelsea McMahon â10 said.