“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. They will also be accompanied by music especially composed for the occasion, including an exclusive collaboration with The WOLFMEN (Marco Pirroni and Chris Constantinou) on soundtracks for two silent films that form part of the Shoes, Eroticism and Fetish programme.
Among the highlights: a special screening of the rarely seen Qui Etes-Vous Polly Maggoo? with William Klein as a guest of honour in conversation at Ciné lumière (French Institute).