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Parsons Fashion in Film

All Screenings in Tishman Auditorium
The New School, 66 West 12th Street
7:30–9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

General Admission

April 5
Simon Doonan
on Smashing TIme
Dir. Desmond Davis, 1967

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.

April 19
Tim Gunn
on Funny Face

Dir. Stanley Donan, 1957

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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