A scene from Michelangelo Antonioni's BLOW UP. Courtesy of Warner Brothers.
Is This What the Future of New York Fashion Week Looks Like?
“Film and fashion echo each other in the sense that they’re sort of a condensation of our daily lives,” Metrograph programmer Aliza Ma told Vanity Fair. “And they turn the things that happen during our lives into a narrative, a metaphor, an iconography.”
The afternoon-long event in the middle of N.Y.F.W. was an effort to allow fashion and film people to interact for more than a few minutes, an increasing rarity during one of the most over-scheduled weeks on fashion’s calendar. “Yes, [they] have the access,” M2M’s executive producer Susan Hootstein told V.F. “But are you really part of something? Or are you just peeking into it?”
‘Sleeping Woman,’ Man Ray, 1929. Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art.
When We Dream About Clothes:
Embracing the ‘Embodied Experience’ in Dreams
On a recent Saturday morning, I dream about clothes. On a single rack in a sparse space hang voluminous skirts in heavy, vintage fabrics of vermillion, baby pink, cherry red and monochrome; a jumpsuit in pastel stripes with rows of fringe; an off-the-shoulder dress of the softest silk in a rich, plum hue; and a collared shirt patterned with puzzle pieces. I run my hands over each piece, lovingly, longingly, prepared to buy and wear each one. They are completely within my grasp… Then, just as suddenly as I’d drifted off that evening, the dream ends, leaving me with little more than fragmented images of beautiful garments in a white-walled room. A question lingers, too: What – if anything – might the presence of these clothes in my dreaming mind mean? And why bother paying attention to them at all?
There’s Nowhere to Hide in Sally Potter’s Dark, Vital The Party
”My budgets are always smaller, for the same kind of script, than the equivalent male director, I suspect,” [Sally] Potter told V.F. “But rather than thinking, ‘poor me,’ how about thinking, ‘hey, this could be a real spur toward invention. This can push me to explore new and different ways of doing things. How exciting is that?’”