All Screenings in Tishman Auditorium
Simon Doonan introduces Desmond Davis' madcap mod musical, which celebrates and sends up the culture of swinging London. Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham star as two girls from the provinces who come to London in pursuit of fame and fortune, fashion and love. In their search for a smashing time, they lose themselves and discover what truly matters.
Tim Gunn introduces one of the best-loved fashion films and musicals of all time. Funny Face stars Audrey Hepburn as an intellectual waif transformed into a swan by Fred Astaire, who plays a photographer modeled on Richard Avedon, and Kay Thompson as the imperious fashion editor who famously exhorts everyone to "Think Pink!" With costumes by Givenchy and Edith Head and songs by George and Ira Gershwin, the film epitomizes 1950s glamour.
Fashion in Film is curated and organized by Jeffrey Lieber, Assistant Professor of Visual Culture Studies, Parsons The New School for Design.
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