Isild Le Besco | Pierre Debusschere | 'The Lake'

Pierre Debusschere: The Lake on


Photographer and filmmaker Pierre Debusschere collaborates with striking French ingenue Isild Le Besco in his latest emotive fashion film, The Lake. Filmed in Templeuve, a picturesque village in northern France, the beautifully crafted montage depicts the actress being enveloped by a pool of water to an ominous countdown courtesy of songwriter Valerie Leclercq from the atmospheric sister duo Half Asleep. Transformed into a mythical sea creature through metallic, opulent and fish scale-y looks dreamed up by stylist Robbie Spencer, Le Besco welcomed the “opportunity to wear magnificent, daring dresses that I would probably never have had the opportunity to wear in cinema movies.” A personal project conceived in honor of his move to Art + Commerce, Debusschere’s decision to cast Le Besco, one of France’s most promising young actresses, stemmed from his desire to evoke both beauty and sentiment. “She is always intriguing in every role that she plays,” he muses. “She has a really particular face, a very recognizable face, and just by looking at her you instantly get emotion.”