25 Dec 2011
10 Sep 2011
As part of New York Fashion Week, Vanity Fair is partnering with the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to host the first ever Fashion in Film programme.
From Friday September 9 – Sunday September 11 there will be screenings of beautiful films celebrating fashion, design, and style on the silver screen. The selection looks fantastic and includes some of my favourites: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; Eyes of Laura Mars; Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and many more.
Simon Doonan will also be moderating a special panel discussing the “Spotlight on Fashion Innovation: Creative Inspiration from Cinema”. If you are lucky enough to be in New York for this special event I urge you to nip down to MAD at 2 Columbus Circle and enjoy the rare occasion to watch such beautiful films on the big screen as they were intended. Click here for more information about screenings and the evening rendezvous.
18 May 2011
I’d be surprised if there is anyone out there who reads fashion blogs that hasn’t seen Almost Famous. It seems to have an iconic top spot as a fashionable film. I covered a Marie Claire editorial based on the film here. Over the last month I have noted the unrelenting 1970s references in both High Fashion and on the High Street. Flares, paisley, floppy hats, tassels, waist coats, clogs, PLATFORMS (everywhere!!) and Coachella.
I doubt Almost Famous needs any description of the narrative. The young lad that meets Penny Lane, the playful wanderer played by Kate Hudson on a writing assignment for Rolling Stone magazine. On the tour bus with a bunch of groupies he embarks on the ol’ journey of self discovery. A great wardrobe and a great soundtrack. I suggest it might be worth taking another look if you are loving these 70s fashion flavours of late. Prepare for imagery overload!