Movies about fashion are coming to Phoenix for 1 day only as portion of the inaugural FashFilmFete at the Phoenix Artwork Museum.
Movies from throughout the world such as Belgium, France, Italy, New York and Washington will be proven at the festival, reported Mignon Gould, founder and director of FashFilmFete. The April 30 occasion will element 28 functions which include documentaries, short films, new music video clips and ads which rejoice the previous, present and long term of vogue storytelling.
“Manner is that 1 artwork type that we all can participate in,” Gould stated. “Regardless of whether you’re the buyer or the retailer, we all take part. The Valley loves arts and culture. A good deal of people today appreciate film, a lot of folks are engaged with vogue. It can be also our possibility to give trend makers and designers who are women and individuals of color a likelihood to be noticed.”
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How did FashFilmFete start out?
Gould — who researched communications and journalism — commenced her trend career when her graduate college thesis, her blog site ChicSpy.com, turned into a 10-12 months undertaking.
By her site, Gould wrote about all items model and entertainment and interviewed costume designers including Madeline Fontaine (“Jackie”), Catherine Martin (“The Excellent Gatsby”) and Academy Award-profitable Michael O’Connor (“Jane Eyre”).
Running a blog, doing work in the nonprofit field and founding her brand name strategy business Mignon Media, aided Gould kind the notion behind FashFilmFete.
“I finally determined, this is the correct time,” Gould claimed. “So I started conference with men and women. I needed to solution it as style and film as an art kind. I was contemplating, ‘we require to bring a far more assorted crowd into the museum of men and women who wouldn’t usually occur.”
FashFilmFete aspires to be like independent film festivals these kinds of as Sundance and Tribeca, Gould mentioned. The goal is to elevate up impartial filmmakers in the manner movie environment.
“You will find in fact very a couple Manner Movie Festivals, but I seriously didn’t truly feel like there was one particular out there rather however that did what a Sundance or Tribeca did,” Gould stated. “They were being in a position to elevate the presence of independent filmmakers.”
“I want to be equipped to elevate the presence of the people who function at the rear of the scenes when it comes to making the looks for these films.”
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What people can anticipate from FashFilmFete
The most important movie of the competition will be the 1975 Hollywood traditional “Mahogany” starring Diana Ross.
Ross is an iconic singer and entertainer, but always had an eye for vogue and intended. She designed a lot of of the seems to be she wore as a member of the Supremes and as a solo performer. She designed the costumes for “Mahogany.”
“She built all of the costumes in the movie,” Gould said. “That was essentially her passion as a boy or girl. . . Individuals are the variety of matters we want persons to pay focus to. Most folks won’t notice she made the costumes she wore in that movie.”
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The competition will also include things like a panel discussion that includes style designers and specialists from across the entire world. Panelists include Sewra G. Kidane, Pratt Institute Adjunct College & Manner Movie Director and editor costume designer Jessica Wenger who has designed the costumes for “House of Playing cards” and “The Dark of Night” and Phoenix designer and influencer Oscar De las Salas and Chandra Moore, a trend and costume stylist who has finished movies this kind of as the indie “She’s Received Issues” which starredTony award-profitable actress Audra McDonald.
The festival will also award “Most effective Documentary,” “Best Brief,” “Ideal Vogue Ad/Audio Video,” “Ideal Cinematography,” “Vogue Affect Award,” “Social Affect Award,” “Most effective Scholar Award” and an “Honorable Mention Student Award.”
An art auction at the function will feature FABRIC incubator co-founder and artist Angela Johnson’s own hand-sketched illustrated and painted characters primarily based on iconic movie roles such as: Diana Ross as Tracy Chambers in “Mahogany,” Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Sean Connery as James Bond in “Goldfinger” and Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs in “The Satan Wears Prada.”
“Fashion has these kinds of an impact on movie,” Gould stated. “At lots of amounts, it can support notify a tale in a way that from time to time words and phrases by itself are not able to do. For folks to seem and see that manner is a section of our historical past is inspiring. It’s crucial for people today to see.”
For a entire list of the films being screened at the festival take a look at: fashfilmfete.com/2022-films/
When: 10 a.m-10 p.m., Saturday, April 30.
In which: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix.
Tickets: Competition Move: $125 General public, $100 Museum Member VIP Fete Move: $175 Community, $150 Museum Member Shorter Movies Ticket: $30 Public, $25 Museum Member (accessibility to shorter films only).
Information: fashfilmfete.com, phxart.org/display/fashfilmfete-celebrating-fashion-storytelling
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