Fashion in Film NYC. Part I: Annie Hall

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Fashion in Film Part I: Annie Hall
The School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons is pleased to announce the Fashion in Film festival celebrating the launch of the new MA Fashion Studies program, which commences in fall 2010.

This year’s festival spotlights films in which New York City can be seen through fashion, films that captured and defined an attitude or an era, and films in which New York City style exists as an idea in relation to other cities and locales (i.e. Paris).

For the inaugural festival, writers, critics, and fashion personalities in New York have been invited to select one of their favorite New York City films and to come and introduce it, allowing us to see fashion, film, and NYC in new ways.

Fashion in Film: New York City

April 6–27, 2010

Screenings on Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Free and open to the public

For more information on the film series go to

April 6

Annie Hall

Directed by Woody Allen, 1977

Introduced by Judith Thurman
Woody Allen’s classic tale of New York City romantic neuroticism stars Diane Keaton in the era-defining title role. Introduced by Judith Thurman, staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller (winner of the National Book Award), Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, and, most recently, Cleopatra’s Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire. A reception precedes the screening.

April 13
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, 1970

Introduced by Armond White
Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand star in Minnelli’s technicolor masterpiece, with costumes by Cecil Beaton and Arnold Scaasi. Introduced by Armond White, film critic for the New York Press, chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle, and author of groundbreaking books on pop culture including, mostly recently, Keep Moving: The Michael Jackson Chronicles.

April 20


Directed by Billy Wilder, 1954

Introduced by Amy Fine Collins

Audrey Hepburn, Hubert de Givenchy, and Edith Head create magic in Billy Wilder’s bewitching comedy-romance. Introduced by Amy Fine Collins, special correspondent for Vanity Fair covering art, cinema, design, fashion, and society; author of The God of Driving; and a fashion icon in her own right.

April 27


Directed by Alan J. Pakula, 1971

Introduced by John Epperson

Jane Fonda stars as hardened call girl Bree Daniels in Pakula’s perfect film, which ushered in the golden age of 1970s paranoia thrillers. Fonda’s performance remains astonishing. Introduced by John Epperson, creator and performer of Lypsinka and author of the acclaimed shows Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, John Epperson: Show Trash, The Passion of the Crawford, and, most recently, My Deah. A reception precedes the screening.

Series curated and organized by Jeffrey Lieber, assistant professor of Visual Culture Studies, Parsons The New School for Design. Sponsored by the new MA Program in Fashion Studies. Please visit the MA Fashion Studies website for more information:


Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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