Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Birds of Paradise: The Fashion Film Festival

Promising to be a "major extravaganza in costume spectacle, dance and diabolical glamour," the 3rd Fashion in Film Festival in London, is coming this December 1-12.  Curated by Marketa Uhlirova, the films will focus on the use of costume as a spectacular cinematic element as seen in European and American films from the 20th century.  Included in the programme are many early rare and unseen films, as well as some of the lavishly styled underground films of the mid-century.

Last week I had the pleasure to hear Marketa speak at a fashion media conference at the London College of Fashion.  She spoke in depth about the films and showed us some tantalising preview footage!

Screenings will take place at the BFI Southbank, Tate Modern, The Barbican, and the Horse Hospital. So if you live in London, or will be near London in early December, don't be surprised if "diabolical glamour" abounds.

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