I love it.
This post may not get much attention here (who cares), I like the video because it is so abstract, but still says some things clearly, the things you perceive that is. I took it to mean that the model is revolting against, perfection, conformity, and someone elses image of her. The Tomm Gunn esque agent just sees her as an image and her clothes, not her as a woman or individual.
I think in this video's own abstract way it tackles feminism, conformity, and society's perception of beauty. The model is perfect, and yet the agent can do little but complain and state how he'd like to change her. The model is dressed in a spiny dress and her make up is dark, her expression fixed and rigid and she's defending everything the agent wants to change. Her look is very offputting, with the sharp angles and glossy black color; I took this to represent the real her: still beautiful, but flawed and nothing near perfect. She even keeps doing unattractive things like chewing gum and grimacing at the agent, but he seems oblivious. If you notice, the only way he can touch her is through her clothes or accessories and with a gloved hand; I liked this suggestion, I took it to mean the agent/men/society cannot touch or hope to understand a woman except through articles of clothing, but the model/women revolts from this tradition.
Even when she threatens to leave, he only cares about the shoes that are taking her away not that she's leaving. His oblivion is apparent when he says "I want to do your nails, before someone gets hurt, don't be such a flirt, I love to do those nails." The model has done nothing to convey that she is anything but peeved and yet he thinks her flirtatious. Her nails, as I said, represent her anger,frustration, and real self. Ofcourse, the agent dislikes and wants to change them and the model objects. She's fed up. The clock in her hair represents the time she's lost being an image and not a person. By the end of the video, the spines of her dress have overgrown throughout the whole room, suggesting it's time for a change before everything is consumed by the overgrowth.
At a point in the video, you can see that she is overcome with a purple bulb dress that seems to almost consume her. I think when the agent hears her shoes and says he loves them, this angers the model and instead of owning even her own movements, she credits her shoes. Ofcourse, at the end she's still seated. Even if women are treated like objects and their image/accessories are treated as human in their place, what lies out of range for the woman who'd walk away? I take this video to be a temporary objection by the model who in the end, will stay seated.
The drummer is ofcourse, bare, because men are in society, allowing us to see them, the real them. Women must stay shrouded in fashion and accessory to be noticed.
I'm impressed with the presentation here. I think it goes overboard at times, threatening to convolute itself, but in the end retains its dignity. I'm glad people aren't afraid to make things like this and we aren't afraid to navigate through such a creation.