Still from The 10th Victim (1965)
Coming up Tuesday December 7th is the last installment of the Melodrama: Fashion in Film Series curated by Jeffrey Lieber, Assistant Professor of Visual Culture Studies at Parsons the New School for Design.
The series explores "fashion as a key to the melodramatic imagination," and has so far included Imitation of Life by Douglas Sirk (1959) and Lili Marleen by Fassbinder (1981), introduced by John Epperson and Tom Kalin, respectively. The last film—perhaps the least known of the three—is the 1965 sci-fi The 10th Victim (orginally La Decima Vittima), directed by Elio Petri. The film, which will be introduced by Evan Calder Williams, stars Marcello Mastroianni and Courrèges-clad Ursula Andress and Elsa Martinelli.
The series is presented by the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, in conjunction with the MA in Fashion Studies.