Monday, 4 March 2013

Get yourself Deeper in Vogue!

Courtesy: ARTE France

It's time to dip your fashion toes back into the stylish waters with the biannual Fashion on Film Season Deeper In Vogue. Screening as part of the cultural program of the 2013 Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF), many of the films are premiere screenings in Australia which is all the more reason to head on down to ACMI in Melbourne from Friday 8th to Wednesday 13th March to see them.
One of the highlights is the chance to catch up with the fashion happenings of European shows through the eyes of Mademoiselle Agnes in her 25th instalment of in your face fashion interrogation in DRESSED FOR SUMMER 2013, directed by Loic Prigent. What I love about her is that she is not afraid to mock the sometimes self important world of fashion and spectacle and deconstruct it for what it is. Not many can garner the respect from fashion designers all while delivering brutal honesty with charm and flair. It is a pure joy to watch and I can't wait!
Courtesy: All Rights Entertainment, Hong Kong/France

A pure visual treat for women is GOD SAVE MY SHOES, directed by Julie Bensara, which delves into the obsession some women have with shoes! Who would have thought, such as singer Kelly Rowland who likes to name her shoes and interviews with many women who also share the passion and the designers responsible for their obsession such as Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy and Christian Louboutin.

Courtesy: Coffee Bluff Pictures, USA

VERSAILLES 73':AMERICAN RUNWAY REVOLUTION, directed by Deborah Riley Draper, recalls when American designers showed their collections on the same runway as the designers of Paris at the Palace of Versailles. Using archival footage and interviews with models, assistants and Stephen Burrows to recount an event that saw the American designers such as Anne Klein, Bill Blass, Halston, Oscar de la Renta and Stephen Burrows deliver a sleek show in comparison to the elaborate two and a half hour affair of the French designers such as Dior, YSL, Givenchy, Ungaro and Pierre Cardin. 
Courtesy: All Rights Entertainment, Hong Kong/France

Another excellent documentary is Diana Vreeland:the eye has to travel which is the 4th film programed in this series by ACMI Film Programmer and LMFF Film Fashion Series judge James Nolen who says "This collection of films, I hope, will cast new light on fashion troupes and give some insight into moments within the fashion canon. And we're excited to screen some of the finalists from the inaugural Film Fashion Series competition which give additional perspectives into the world of fashion."

Screening prior to each feature film will be a finalist of the LMFF Film Fashion Series, a competition which forms part of the cultural program. Titles shown include Tomorrow's Lovers, directed by Christian Blanchard and Steven Protuder, Ksubi Kolors, directed by Daniel Askill, Emma Mulholland 12/13, directed by Alex Goddard and Regalia, directed by Tim White. 

For more information and session times, visit the ACMI website and see you at the flicks!

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