While many of us are putting our proverbial whites away after Labor Day and closing the lid on summer, New York prepares for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and the preview of the spring/summer 2012 line. Ending the week of the latest must-haves on the runway, celebrity spotting, see and be seen parties and continental-style air kisses will be Vanity Fair's Fashion in Film event.
VF partnered with the Lincoln Center Film Society and co-creator Simon Doonan, creative ambassador at large of Barneys New York (now there's a title) for a series of weekend long screenings, panel discussions and receptions at NYC's Museum of Art and Design (MAD). The events take place September 9th through the 11th with a rather varied list of fashion related films. The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), a psycho thriller about a fashion photographer and her visions of things to come, stars Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones (along with a Streisand soundtrack -- did I mention boyfriend Jon Peters was the producer?). The film has lots of fashion shoots, Dunaway in her seventies best, the bygone era of Studio 54 and a twist ending.
|Dunaway and camera in The Eyes of Laura Mars|
|60s model Dorothy McGowan as Miss Maggoo|
Perhaps the most interesting will be Hearts and Crafts, a documentary that chronicles the behind the scenes action at Hermes. If you can't get to the show, the doc will run on The Sundance Channel on Sunday, September 10th at 7pm EST. It doesn't get any better in life than an Hermes scarf (what can I say, some people collect art, I collect scarves) and I can't wait to learn about the artists who make it happen.
|Artisans at work|
|Grand Manege Design|
|Catherine Deneuve in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg|
|Elizabeth Taylor and Susannah York in X, Y and Zee|
|Taylor and Michael Caine|
The Vanity Fair Fashion in Film Schedule:
Friday, September 9th
8:30 p.m. Qui Êtes-Vous, Polly Magoo?, with introduction by Simon Doonan
Saturday, September 10th
Vanity Fair “Fashion in Film” Lounge, open to the public 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3 p.m. X, Y, and Zee
5 p.m. Hearts and Crafts
7 p.m. Umbrellas of Cherbourg, presented by L’Oréal Paris, followed by reception in “Fashion in Film” lounge
9 p.m. Eyes of Laura Mars
Sunday, September 11th
Vanity Fair “Fashion in Film” Lounge, open to the public 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3 p.m. “Spotlight on Innovation: Creative Inspiration from Cinema” panel discussion presented by BMW, moderated by Simon Doonan, and followed by reception in “Fashion in Film” lounge
5 p.m. Diva
7 p.m. Rick, Michele and Scarlett (Rick Owens Documentary)
9 p.m. Faster Pussycat, Kill! … Kill!
Photo Credits: Vanity Fair, Hermes, Sundance Channel, Criterion, Columbia Pictures, Parc Film