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Friday 27 May 2016

Tilda praises Haider Ackermann

Published 14/07/2014

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton is a big fan of Haider Ackermann’s design talents, especially the fact he creates for a "moving human body".

The British actress recently starred in Mercedes Benz’s Spring/Summer 15 fashion film, which was styled by Haider.

Talking about their work together Tilda couldn't help but heap praise on the Colombian designer.

"There are very few clothes that really move properly, in relation to the body, like Haider's do - that feeling of them being designed for movement; designed for the body; for the gesture," Tilda gushed to

"I really love the way in which he designs for a moving human body and you'd think in fashion that's not such a tall order, but it is. People still design for the still frame, for one photograph when the person isn't moving at all and are posed."

Haider was equally as complimentary to Tilda. Although the two are good friends, the shoot provided Haider with a new experience.

"It was a very good exercise because when I do my show I control the whole thing, but here I was working with very talented people and you need to put your trust in the hands of others. For me it was difficult, but that's why I needed to do it. I liked it, it was a great exercise," he said.

As well as being an Oscar winning actress, 53-year-old Tilda is hailed a style icon thanks to her androgynous look.

Despite her movie and fashion credentials, Tilda says her greatest achievement has nothing to do with the industry.

"I had three brothers and am still proud to tease them that I am the only one of us that got my driving licence first," she laughed.

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