Aaliyah transcends time. Her influence is everlasting – revered by her peers, and built upon by today’s fans and fresh faces.
i-D, MAC Cosmetics and The Haughton Family present A-Z of Aaliyah, a modern homage to her music, dance, beauty and style.
Director Cara Stricker reimagines the A-Z’s alphabet format as Aaliyah would – not bound by the confines of conventional language, but through a deconstructed narrative of Aaliyah’s persona, artistry and legacy.
This nonlinear structure is illustrated through multiple formats including archival footage, otherworldly studio scenes, and airy exteriors in Aaliyah’s home of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
From Missy Elliott and Timbaland to Princess Nokia, Empress Of, Keke Palmer and Alton Mason, the film’s 26 vignettes weave together a cast of fans, collaborators, and creative talent building on Aaliyah’s influence today.
Timbaland’s team scored the film with a modern interpretation of Aaliyah’s sound. Aaliyah collaborators Tre Major, Eric Ferrell and Derek Lee consulted on hair, makeup and styling, respectively.
And finally, five of Aaliyah’s biggest fans were cast through Instagram, building on the inherently social movement that sparked MAC’s upcoming Aaliyah Collection.
Thank You To Rashad Haughton And The Haughton Family
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