Italian Fashion & Cinema 2014

POPklik has covered photo and video the 2014 Fashion & Cinema festival (London) dedicated to Italy (read more below)…

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Ennio Capasa (Costume National) in conversation with Camilla Morton

Christina Voros in conversation with Jemima Khan, Fashion&Cinema 2014

“Italy is known for its centuries-long culture of la bellezza and a style which has come to be identified by its people’s creativity and highest-quality craftmanship. Italian Fashion & Cinema looks at some key highlights from 1960 in the country’s extremely intricate and rich story of style.

We will explore the allure of two key films, L’avventura and La dolce vita. Both of them released in 1960, they meant a change in the perception of Italy by international audiences, showing a newly sophisticated style and fashion. After the post-war gloom and the realism portrayed in the most appreciated cinema of the 1950s, Italy would now be perceived as a country with a style and a beauty of its own.

Ferragamo Museum’s Director, Stefania Ricci, will introduce us to the House’s 100 year long relationship with film as well as film stars in a seminar with Dr. Giuliana Pieri at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Led by Matt Tyrnauer, a regular contributor to Vanity Fair magazine, we will have a glimpse at Valentino’s legendary world of glamour and beauty in his film Valentino: The Last Emperor. Plus, in a unique on-stage interview with Costume National’s Creative Director, Ennio Capasa, fashion journalist Hilary Alexander will explore the world of the creator of what was described by the New York Times as the “cool and chic modernism” of this mens and womenswear label.

We are also proud to offer London audiences a very special premiere of Christina Voros’s The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts. The film, which will be preceded by an on-stage conversation with Voros, is a documentary about Frida Giannini, Creative Director of Gucci, one of the most successful fashion houses in the world, with a tradition going back to the 1920s.”

Joana Granero, Director (link)