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Julia Stiles has joined forces with Elle magazine to make her directorial debut with the short film Raving.

On top of directing, Julia also wrote Raving, which was inspired by an article in Elle entitled “The Dress (shirt, boots, jacket, jewels…) that changed my Life.” We don’t get it whatsoever, but that’s the scoop.

The film stars Zooey Deschanel as a rebellious young woman who has a chance encounter with a lonely older man.

Julia hopes the film expresses “how the seemingly simple act of getting dressed shapes one’s identity.”

The 25-year-old Columbia University grad admits she has been imagining this story for a while but “never in a million years thought I’d be directing.”

Raving is the first in a series of original fashion based content that the magazine has developed for TV, VOD, online and mobile phones. It will soon be available for viewing on Elle‘s website.