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

5 – 7 DEC 2014


An exploration of the image of Vivien Leigh, an icon and inspiration that fashion and costume designers have been drawing on 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 in the country's extremely intricate and rich story 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 calculated balance between simplicity, comfort and elegance, making it timeless while maintaining a European sophistication that has always defined her star persona.

This event examined the career of the actress and the role of fashion, particularly Givenchy's, in her films and in the construction of her image, as well as her wide reaching influence.

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23 & 24 Feb 2013

Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent

An exploration of the long-lasting partnership between French screen icon Catherine Deneuve and fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, a muse-artist collaboration on and off screen that 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 these events was dedicated to Chanel and her relationship with film as well as with the stage and included, besides screenings, seminars by fashion journalist and writer Justine Picardie and by Prof. Ginette Vincendeau.

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