Is Julia Stiles the Next Spielberg?

9/14/2006 5:39 PM PDT

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."

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 mag has developed for TV, VOD, online and mobile phones.

The film will be available for viewing on Elle.com.