Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Sartorialist’s Hollywood Debut


This is my Hollywood acting debut! I first show up around 1:05. It’s pretty funny.

P.S. The set up of this project went pretty quickly. So quickly that I didn’t realize until the night before I left for L.A. that the project was for Ford Motor and not Ford Models :/


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  1. My Vintage Curves

    January 5, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Congrats! What a great voice you have

  2. Pandjalu

    January 5, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Ford Motor not Ford Models! Hahaha! LOL!

  3. Jennifer

    January 5, 2013 at 3:37 am

    This is awesome! Very nicely done.

  4. Iliyana

    January 5, 2013 at 3:55 am

  5. Kevin van Diest

    January 5, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Hey Scott,

    Congratz man! It’s well deserved and you have done a pretty good job….not being an actor.
    Keep it up!

    • cristi (

      January 10, 2013 at 8:38 am

      I’ve watched the episode and you were awesome, man! Congrats!

      Hi! I’m an editor @

  6. Gian Luca M

    January 5, 2013 at 4:08 am

    ust great! I’m getting more and more passionate the phenomenon thesartorialist …
    in a time of economic crisis and existential in the world, your story, Scott, is enlightening …
    may be the subject of a thesis, the plot of a book, a movie script …
    congratulations and thanks

    Gian Luca M

  7. Style-Squared by Z&M

    January 5, 2013 at 4:33 am

  8. nines

    January 5, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Best Actor in a Ford commercial….

  9. alastair

    January 5, 2013 at 5:21 am

    pack in the photography Scott, I think we’ve found your new direction!

  10. Dusty Petals

    January 5, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Wow! I loved this clip. You did such a great job! Congratulations!
    x Dusty Petals

  11. Terence Patrick

    January 5, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Nice work, Scott!

  12. Barbara

    January 5, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Gadzooks! You’re being propelled into stardom.!

  13. reem

    January 5, 2013 at 6:31 am

  14. Jake

    January 5, 2013 at 6:35 am

    It actually is pretty funny :) You come over quite effortless btw. How many takes? :D

  15. Leoraul

    January 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Nice to see an icon behind the camera get in front of it. Nice job!

  16. Denisa

    January 5, 2013 at 7:10 am

    wow, that is really great. Congrats and have a nice day.

  17. Christine

    January 5, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I have that exact same response every time when I go to

    Great fun! Thanks for sharing.

  18. john b pritchett

    January 5, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I started watching this on YouTube several weeks ago. A couple of episodes in it dawned on me it we a commercial for Ford. Ended up watching all the episode ’cause they were really funny! I guess the only “model” was the Ford Escape…

    • john b pritchett

      January 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Wow! I just noticed all the typos in my message. I’m so sorry! That’s what happens when I’m barely awake at 5am and posting.

  19. chris

    January 5, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I follow you from Brussels and i find all your photos very interesting, motivating and inspiring…. thanks for all
    nice start for a acting debut…..Pending Further
    by Chris

  20. Raena

    January 5, 2013 at 7:43 am

    You were very natural…So, this is like an extended car commercial? Cute.

  21. Rachelle

    January 5, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Great job Scott, this is so funny.


  22. Gaby Lang

    January 5, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Nice, looks like you have a new career possibility there!

    Gaby Lang

  23. dddd

    January 5, 2013 at 8:35 am

    멋져요 멋져요

  24. Monsieur J

    January 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

    What surprises for the new year.

  25. Angela

    January 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Fantastic! well done, I hated the fake British accent, maybe because I am British, but it had me laughing so loud! No you can’t be Queen Elizabeth, she has no fashion sense!

  26. Candice @ NotesFromABroad

    January 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Ha ! If she is British , You are Queen Elizabeth :)
    Cute, this must have been fun to do.

  27. Matthew A F Smith

    January 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Wow- you did well with the acting! So confident.

  28. Echidna

    January 5, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Next thing you know. You are in a movie playing yourself.

  29. Emmanuel Robert

    January 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Haha I Love this, brilliant actor ahaha
    And your last line “if she’s British then I’m Queen Elizabeth” lmao!! Totally epic!! hahaha
    great job!

  30. Ed

    January 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Fun! That has to be a trip.

  31. Virginia L

    January 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Funny :-) well found

  32. Galen

    January 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Very funny stuff! Good job Scott! I’ve worked as an AD and think it’s great when Hollywood makes fun of itself.

  33. Liz

    January 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I love Natasha Laggero! Great job Scott!!

  34. Katerina

    January 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Great job! I liked it a lot!

  35. Lizzie

    January 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Scott, you are a natural! Well done, you. Must tell your agent to get you more acting gigs. Seriously.

  36. Camilla

    January 5, 2013 at 11:28 am

    It is perfectly the same reaction that I would have if I met you here in Milan!!!



  37. Lika

    January 5, 2013 at 11:46 am

    loved the interview. Your own style can be described as understated, somewhat distant, but never indifferent. Your leitmotif: passion, respectfulness, that je-ne-sais-quoi element, honesty… is all exemplary of a culturally American frame of mind but ever so worthy of being a universal ideal for our epoch. I follow your work with fascination and gratitude, happy to know that someone out there pays so much attention to the detail and essence of things, to value over price. My only reservation is whether or not you are right in calling yourself an “Artist”. I may be wrong but I think Art ( e.g., Mozart) has to be more than a visual translation of personality. That’s to say, fashion can never be art, as Lagerfeld with his wise lucidity put it. Can appearance which aims at “looking good” no matter how much talent is behind it ever become that thing which changes the face of the earth? I don’t want it to be just a personal opinion matter, but personally I would not put YSL or Balenciaga on the same level as Mozart. To be an artist in the field of photography, you have to be interested not only in how somehow looks with those clothes but how the WORLD looks maybe because of those clothes. You claim not to be people-oriented, but your approach is very much individual-centered and your different street settings seem to be more like jet-setting than real being in the real world shots (my photographic references are Cartier-Bresson, Raymond Depardon, and also you own favorite, August Sander, whom you do resemble). But I’m willing to be wrong, maybe in fifty or a hundred years, your photos will be iconic statement of the turn of the 21st century. But in that case, they will testify to the most hollow qualities of our times: looks, looks, looks.

    • Monsieur Marcel

      January 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      I get the same feelings from Scott’s photography as I do from Mozart’s music: honesty and integrity…a respect for and a celebration of life.
      And from the earliest cave drawings to contemporary art, the human eye seeks pleasure.

      • suzy

        January 6, 2013 at 2:39 am

        huge fan of the sartorialist’s work, but umm… i wouldn’t make the comparison between him and mozart – no offense scott

    • goodchild

      January 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      I applaud your honesty, and the way you interpret things. I find it stimulating to read a take on things that is outside the box. It’s tiring always to read comments from the sycophants. I enjoy Scott’s work too, but for me, it doesn’t have to change the world. It holds my attention for a minute, and then it is gone. Is there artistry in that? It’s a good question.

    • Nono

      January 6, 2013 at 8:14 am

      You say of Scott “your different street settings seem to be more like jet-setting than real being in the real world shots” – But if you look at his series of photos from villages in under-developed countries, you may see his work differently. Maybe every fashion shot isn’t an artistic masterpiece but some of the photos I’ve seen here have changed my view of the world in which I live.

    • CBC

      January 6, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      this video brought all this on wow!

    • Martine

      January 9, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Youre kidding, right? How is photography not art? Yes, Scott is an artist. Photography takes as much skill and as much dedication as painting or composing. As for fashion design..thats a little more difficult to classify. Its like architecture. A combination of art and engineering. But art isn’t for classification. Its for enjoyment and thought. As for Lookslookslooks…. well thats why they call it VISUAL ART. What can you do with the Mona Lisa besides looking at it? Thats a bit offensive on behalf of all photographers. Not just Scott.

  38. Sevan

    January 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Confusion between Ford models and Ford motor. Funny !

  39. Christine

    January 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Love the video, very Funny!!

  40. Xeana

    January 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    You look great! Really good job!


  41. Elena

    January 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    How exciting! Congrats!!!!

  42. Alice

    January 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    That’s great! Looks like at any rate it was fun to do, even if the company was a little different from the one you were expecting.

  43. Juanita

    January 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Fabulous and Happy New Year! x

  44. Lauren at adorn la femme

    January 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Scott!

    Wowzers! You were adorably handsome in this show and you were perfect as your iconic self!!! Was so hilarious when she started speaking with the Brittish accent to impress you! This episode was so crazy funny! Congrats on your debut!!!!!

    All the best,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  45. Stylish Bric a Brac of Ladyee Vava

    January 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Really funny ! Well done !

  46. Jan Sarah

    January 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Great job! Congrats.
    Wow. But really? All that footage to talk about a. car, in the end?

  47. Nico

    January 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm

  48. greekette

    January 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    wow! congratulations!!!

  49. Joanne from Colorado

    January 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    That’s great! Congrats. I love the youtube marketing vids. Hey this looked better than a lot of the shows on tv. Nice Kia commercial too.


  50. Fatty

    January 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Thats awesome and you are great in it

  51. Anastasios

    January 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Haha, you are cool man :)

  52. Nansosi

    January 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I think of you as an ordinary guy doing extraordinary things — amazing blog, amazing photography — so it was fun watching your “hollywood debut”!

  53. Jackie

    January 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Cool! Congrats.

  54. Helen

    January 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Very handsome

  55. thestreetfashion5xpro

    January 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    congrats!!!! you are the best

  56. Opposite Lipstick

    January 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

  57. Yeree

    January 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    This is great! Very hilarious.

  58. Martine

    January 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Thats so funny. “Bugger off!” “If she’s British Im Queen Elizabeth.”

  59. Sabina

    January 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Nice–you were really natural! How did it feel to be in front of the camera and not behind one? Congrats.

  60. Colleen

    January 5, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Wow! Congratulations. You look very handsome and played a great part.

  61. yann

    January 6, 2013 at 12:02 am

    That was awesome!

  62. Dunja Cvjeticanin

    January 6, 2013 at 1:36 am

    HAHAHA, that was great!

  63. yvonne

    January 6, 2013 at 2:13 am

    you look good!


    January 6, 2013 at 3:36 am

    CONGRATULATIONS, Great to see you continuing to grow and expand your horizon. One day I hope to do the same with my work. Inspiring.

    Happy Sunday!


  65. Eva

    January 6, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Quirky but funny video and you did a great job ;)

  66. Calypso B.

    January 6, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Qu’est ce que escape my life ?
    Une série comique américain avec des épisodes courts ?
    Il n’y a pas tellement d’informations sur elle en France, même sur google.

  67. ehsan

    January 6, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Weren’t you also just in a Kia commercial? Good job

  68. La Rimule

    January 6, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Félicitations ! You’re great ! :)

  69. Martha

    January 6, 2013 at 6:23 am

    funny video, ford is really starting a great new marketing idea here

  70. CBC

    January 6, 2013 at 7:34 am


  71. Darrell

    January 6, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Tell us about the models you worked with. They deserve a little notoriety too.

  72. Jules

    January 6, 2013 at 8:24 am

    very cool – congratulations !!!

  73. helene

    January 6, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Je vous découvre ainsi que votre compagne via madame Figaro ! L’article était tres intéressant et j’essaierai de venir regulièrement voir les “look” . N’en ayant aps vraiement, cela me “tuyautera” sans doute !

  74. L'Oliphant

    January 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Bravo!!! that’s really fun to see you there!

  75. Hans

    January 6, 2013 at 9:33 am


  76. Nicole

    January 6, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Handsome handsome handsome! super photogenic.

  77. Steve in PA

    January 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Great debut, even with the Ford Motors vs. For Models ambiguous start… which is just as funny as the script and acting in this extended commercial! This was genuinely funny, and you come off very smart as usual! No harm no foul, I say.

  78. Millie Cotton

    January 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Firstly, hilarious about the Ford confusion. Secondly, the most effortless acting ever. Nice job! Can’t stop laughing at her awful British accent either.

    It’s a LDN Thing – Temperley Giveaway

  79. Devon

    January 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Love it!
    I can just imagine all the pitches referring to ‘Ford’ this and ‘Ford’ that…only natural to assume it’s the Ford of your world –

    Looking forward to your next acting gig?


  80. Alberto

    January 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Scott rocks!

  81. Meo

    January 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    wow!! ci Vediamo al Pitti! ;O

  82. Brianna

    January 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Love you and love Natasha Leggero! She’s adorable and always looks fab!

  83. Linda in Belfast,N.Ireland

    January 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Sorry…that was my old email! And sorry I am doing a ‘get in touch’ when not happy thing when I have been loving your work for ages……the book is a treasure. Thanks!

  84. Dani

    January 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Ha ha how cool! Congrats on your first Hollywood “gig” ;) !

  85. Colony

    January 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Longest. Commercial. Ever. Just kidding, it was funny and you did a great job. A natural on camera!

  86. JamesScholar

    January 7, 2013 at 12:28 am

    So funny.

  87. Felipe

    January 7, 2013 at 12:32 am

    finally you have voice!!

  88. Lulu

    January 7, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Wow! You’re a natural but, where were your glasses? :-)


    January 7, 2013 at 3:10 am

    so fun video!!! congratulations!!!

  90. Melvin Hoyk

    January 7, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Lovely and you tend to act cool about it. :)

  91. Born

    January 7, 2013 at 5:13 am

    So lovely funny!!

  92. Saara

    January 7, 2013 at 8:06 am

    hahahahah :) amazing :)

  93. Miami

    January 7, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Hey, Scott, I just received my second copy of Closer. And the ad/video/movie is something I plan to watch again. Have a nice day!

  94. Kassiani

    January 7, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Really enjoyed that! well done! Promise that if ever bump into you, I wont fake a British accent. ;-)

  95. [email protected]

    January 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Ford Motors not Ford Models…so glad to see you’re not taking the Hollywood debut too seriously. But what great fun. I like the sleeveless dress that one girl is wearing. Really darling. I recognize the Hollywood lot too, crazy for someone who’s been to LA maybe twice????

  96. Carola

    January 7, 2013 at 11:25 am



    New Post on Purses in the Kitchen!

  97. marta

    January 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    you should end this story with smile not with :/ Because it’s very funny that you misanderstood models with cars :) Greetings! m.

  98. leo

    January 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    like a Rock Star..!!!


  99. Alex Sablan

    January 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I loved it, I am a huge fan of both yourself and Natasha Leggero, so it was a pleasure to watch.

  100. Beautiful Things

    January 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Great clip.

    Maybe it’s because I’m English but I don’t understand why she did that really bad accent.

  101. Felyn

    January 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Great to see you in this video.

  102. StreetLounge

    January 8, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Is there a full movie or something? 5 min is too less and I liked it!

  103. Daniel

    January 8, 2013 at 9:32 am

    You’ve played very naturally.

  104. Paloma Z

    January 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Seems you have a knack for this! LOL

  105. Ivan McK

    January 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    That was great!!! Love how you fit right into the storyline.


  106. Sweet Abesha

    January 10, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Wow! Scott, you did a great job!! Congratulations! I’m Happy “The Sartorialist” mentioned in the clip.

  107. marta

    January 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

    like it!!!!

  108. Juliette Kim

    January 10, 2013 at 5:34 pm


  109. Monia

    January 11, 2013 at 6:22 am

    They definitely tricked you into the Ford-ing confusion! How else would you link what you do primarily to Ford- the car and not the models.
    But maybe this way the other Ford (Models) will be interested in such a project now ;)

    Apart from that, a fine performance.

  110. Vanessa

    January 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    great video!!! congrats!!

  111. dee

    January 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Scott, the camera loves you. You are leading man and swoon-worthy.
    however that peice was not worthy of you. that whole episode idea of the girl faking a n accent was STOLEN FROM AN EPISODE OF “FRIENDS”. the one where Ross fakes an English accent in front of his students because he is nervous and then as to keep faking it.
    Couldn’t even watch the rest of the short cause it was so lame. Only thing about it that was good, WAS YOU!!

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