Fashion Film Friday Line-up for November/December

1960s films to compliment our exhibition MODe: Fashion in the 1960s 

Rita-Tushingham-Smashing-Time-Arrival-1050x796November 8, 7:00 p.m. – Smashing Time (1967)

English satirical comedy about two stark raving ‘mod’ girls from Manchester going to London to make it big in fashion and music but things don’t go as planned. Starring Lynn Redgrave, Rita Tushingham, and Michael York. 1 hour, 36 minutes

images-1November 15, 7:00 p.m. – Who are You, Polly Magoo? (1966)

This French Nouvelle cinema satire is about an American model in Paris, paparazzi, celebrity, and the French fashion scene. Great fashion shows with clothes mocking the work of Paco Rabanne, Courreges, and Cardin. PG due to some nudity. 1 hour 42 minutes

Edith-NEW-KIND-of-love-model2November 22, 7:00 p.m. – A New Kind of Love (1963)

The Paris fashion industry in 1963 is the setting for a journalist played by Joanne Woodward who is mistaken for being a call-girl by love interest Paul Newman. Great scenes of the Catherinette parade for unmarried Parisian midinettes that takes place every November 25. Nominated for best costume design. 1 hour, 50 minute

 

Unknown-2November 29, 7 P.M. – Barbarella (1968) (PG suggestive scenes)

An unusual sci-fi adventure about a sexually liberated secret agent space traveler set in the distant future. The lead character, played by Jane Fonda, wears clothes designed by Paco Rabanne. PG due to suggestive scenes. 1 hour 38 minutes

blowup3December 6, 7:00 P.M. – Blow-Up (1966) (PG suggestive scenes and nudity)

A London fashion photographer unwittingly takes photos of a murder. The photographer played by David Hemming is modeled after Swinging London ace fashion photographers David Bailey and Terence Donovan. PG due to suggestive scenes and some nudity. 1 hour 51 minutes

audrey_hepburn_in_breakfast_at_tiffanys_best_fashion_movie_bluefly_blog_flypaperDecember 13, 7:00 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

It’s hard not to include this film in any 1960s fashion retrospective. Audrey Hepburn plays a party girl who falls in love with a gigolo while impeccably dressed by Paris couturier Hubert de Givenchy. 1 hour 54 minutes

 

Rita-Tushingham-Smashing-Time-Arrival-1050x796December 20, 7:00 p.m. – Smashing Time (1967) ENCORE PERFORMANCE!

English satirical comedy about two stark raving ‘mod’ girls from Manchester going to London to make it big in fashion and music but things don’t go as planned. Starring Lynn Redgrave, Rita Tushingham, and Michael York. 1 hour, 36 minutes

About Jonathan

Jonathan Walford is a fashion historian and co-founder of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario. The FHM maintains a collection of nearly 12,000 artifacts dating from the mid 17th century to the present. Jonathan has authored various books and museum catalogues, including The Seductive Shoe, Shoes A-Z, Forties Fashion, 1950s American Fashion, and Sixties Fashion.
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