In a long line of cinematic fashion films from the Italian house, Miu Miu has debuted Suddenly Next Summer, a vintage-tinged campaign short for the Spring Summer 2017 collection.

Captured by photographer and long-time collaborator Alaisdair McLellan, a group of girlfriends (the genetically-blessed Sonia Ben Ammar, Elsa Brisinger, Karen Elson, Birgit Kos, Carolyn Murphy, Mayowa Nicholas, Ellen Rosa and Lara Stone led by actress Elle Fanning) frolic along the beaches of California to the sounds of mid-century newsreels and swing jazz classics.

An off-screen voice narrates a 1940 British Pathé story on swimming costumes as the girl gang giggle and plunge into watery depths wearing the - perhaps impractical, but undoubtedly chic - Ready-to-Wear collection and accessories, heels included.

For those in need of respite from the unseasonably warm weather, may we suggest diving into the below?

Elle Fanning makes a splash in the quirky new Miu Miu film