Nonconforming to general rules, rebels are tough but sensitive, ground-breaking but with principles. And each of them has a fascinating style of his own. A series of screenings and talks will explore the aesthetic world and connotations of those iconic, dashing images of rebellious men such as James Dean, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen or Jean-Paul Belmondo in his New Wave films as well as their timelessness.

More details on the programme will be available soon.

Past Events

14 – 16 May 2015


ICONS OF STYLE was a curated film series hosted by Michael Kors – in partnership with Vanity Fair and Fashion and Cinema – exploring the role of fashion in American film over three decades.

The opening night featured an on-stage conversation with Michael Kors, Kate Hudson,
Ali Macgraw
and Rene Russo, moderated by Vanity Fair's Elizabeth Saltzman.

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5 – 7 DEC 2014


An exploration of the image of Vivien Leigh, an icon and inspiration who fashion and costume designers have been drawing from, for decades. Events included a talk by the Victoria and Albert Museum's Theatre & Performance Curator Keith Lodwick, discussing the important relationship between the actress, designer and character, and the screening of Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire.

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5 – 13 APR 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 looked at some key highlights from 1960, from the country's intricate and rich heritage of style.

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The Creation of a Style Icon
6 – 10 SEP 2013

One of the world's most emulated film icons, Audrey Hepburn's style was the result of a timeless balance between simplicity, comfort and elegance, while maintaining a European sophistication which combined to define her star persona.

This event examined the career of the actress and the role of fashion, in particular her relationship with designer Givenchy, in her films and in the construction of her still-influential image.

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23 & 24 Feb 2013

Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent

An exploration of the lasting partnership between French screen icon Catherine Deneuve, and fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. This muse-artist collaboration on- and off-screen lasted for over thirty years until Saint Laurent's death, and included films such as Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967) La Sirène du Mississipi (François Truffaut, 1969) and The Hunger (Tony Scott, 1983).

This event examined the careers of both actress and designer, and the work that they created together on screen.

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19 & 20 May 2012


The first of the Fashion & Cinema events was dedicated to Chanel and her relationship with film as well as with the stage, and included screenings and seminars by fashion journalist and writer Justine Picardie (now editor of Harpers Bazaar UK) and Prof. Ginette Vincendeau.

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