Mercedes-Benz taps IRL couple for new fashion film

Musician-model couple Eliot Sumner and Lucie Von Alten star in the film, shot by Christian Larson

Mercedes-Benz has enlisted a real life couple – English musician (and daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler) Eliot Sumner and German model Lucie Von Alten – to star its latest fashion film Burning Desire.

Shot by Swedish director Christian Larson (who edited Lady Gaga’s music video for “Telephone” ft. Beyoncé), the film is set in an old steel warehouse in Bucharest, Romania and sees Von Alten modelling looks designed by Georgian-born, London-based designer David Koma.

“We both like wearing black a lot, but she always looks very comfortable which I’m quite envious of,” says Sumner, speaking on her and Von Alten’s styles in the behind-the-scenes film. 

“We are quite similar in taste and style I guess, but for sure I guess the biggest difference is that I sometimes wear dresses and heels, and I wear make-up. And I wash my hair quite a lot,” laughs Von Alten.

Mercedes-Benz organise fashion weeks around the world – from Berlin to Australia and Istanbul – and this is the latest in a series of films that have seen the likes of Natasha Poly covered in Atsuko Kudo latex

Watch Burning Desire above and the behind-the-scenes film below