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14 May 2006 00:00 - 27 May 2006 00:00

Fashion in Film Festival 2006: “Between Stigma and Enigma”

“Between Stigma and Enigma” is the first edition of a new Fashion in Film Festival held in three London venues: Ciné lumière (French Institute), the Horse Hospital, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). The diverse programme brings together international film and video work from across the 20th and 21st centuries.


Films by distinguished filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Louis Buñuel, Věra Chytilová  and William Klein will be screened alongside documentary, instructional and propaganda films, newsreels, artist videos and fashion image-makers’ shorts.


Film screenings will be followed by lectures, informal talks and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, artists, film critics and fashion designers including Anna-Nicole Ziesche, Jean-François Carly, Penny Martin and Shelley Fox.


The Festival comprises films and videos that have fashion and clothing as their central theme and a variety of film genres that have reported on, promoted and documented fashion, otherwise “spoken” about it or used it in a non-narrative way to attract and entertain audiences. It is an exploration of the ambiguous relationship between the machines of Western fashion and film, revealing film’s tendency to discredit fashion while paradoxically also embracing and celebrating its seductive power and enigmatic qualities. Clothing will be revisited as fashion’s proper subject, with the aim to establish an intimacy between clothing and the film viewer.




Czech highlights:


The Extinct World of Gloves (Zanikly svet rukavic)

dir. Jiri Barta. Czechoslovakia 1982, 35mm.


A Week in Film (Tyden ve filmu) no. 12.

Czechoslovakia 1947.

Part of the programme The Enigma of the Fashion screened on Tue 16 May in ICA, London, Cinema 1 at 8:30pm


Celing (Strop)

dir. Vera Chytilova. Czechoslovakia 1962, 35mm.

Part of the programme Model and the World of Fashion screened on Sat 20 May in ICA, London, Cinema 1 at 4:00pm


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 14 May 2006 00:00
To: 27 May 2006 00:00


Fashion in Film Festival

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