Years later in Paris, she dropped off her photo portfolio at Self Service magazine and was promptly assigned the 20-page story that became her first full fashion editorial. Around the same time she wrote her first script, a sketch of her life as a teenager blended with fictional stories of a promiscuous girl who accidently falls in love.
By that point, Auleta’s photo career had taken off – her work has appeared in V, The New York Times Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Vogue China, Vogue Italia, Vogue Turkey and GQ and in ads for Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Opening Ceremony, Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs Beauty – and so the film was put on the backburner.
Five years later, she returned to the project with the time and money to be able to make it happen, and the script became the short film Runaround, shot in Auleta’s hometown of Oswego, New York, and completed in 2009.
She subsequently began to unite her two worlds, making short fashion films as well as personal work. Well established brands Tom Ford, DKNY, Uniqlo, Nowness, Hugo Boss, Sephora Cosmetics alongside musician Mika and top publication GQ have all sought after and commissioned KT Auleta to bring her unique style and flair for video making into their own work.
She has also had her work has been published in two books by Taschen: Pucci, and Taschen’s 100 Contemporary Fashion Designers.
KT’S PERSONAL WEBSITE: www.ktauleta.com