May 413, 2012
Fashion in Film Festival: If Looks Could Kill
Curated by Marketa Uhlirova and David Schwartz, with Associate Curator Christel Tsilibaris
From stolen pearls to a glove left at the scene of the crime, from an excess of red lipstick to the postmodern gangster silhouette, If Looks Could Kill explores the compelling links between cinema, television, fashion, crime, and violence. Tackling themes such as disguise, desire, and the corruption of beauty, the festival features a string of underworld characters and their prosecutors whose highly effective costume, styling, and sartorial gestures helped define cinematic genres from detective to thriller, gangster, film noir, and horror. This is the third collaboration between the London-based Fashion in Film Festival and the Museum.
Fashion in Film is an exhibition, research, and education project based at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. The festival is supported by the London College of Fashion. Special thanks to Lorraine Gamman.
Friday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. Screening & Live Event
The Color of Nothingness, a presentation by Tom Gu…
Saturday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. Screening
Saturday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. Screening
Sunday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. Screening
The Tenth Victim
Sunday, May 6, 4:30 p.m. Screening
Sunday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. Screening
Friday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. Screening
Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION
Crime, Fashion, and Television
Saturday, May 12, 5:00 p.m. Screening
Leave Her to Heaven
Saturday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. Screening
Sunday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. Screening
Sunday, May 13, 4:00 p.m.