7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
10th May, 2013
The Fashion in Film Festival returns in May 2013 with its fourth edition, Marcel L’Herbier: Fabricating Dreams. The season is dedicated to one of France’s most innovative but overlooked directors and features his film from both the silent and sound eras. A unique showcase of L’Herbier’s vision, the programme highlights exquisite fashions, modernist architecture and design, against the backdrop of the glamorous locations of the Côte d’Azur and Paris.
The programme will be the first time that some of L’Herbier’s most significant feature films and shorts have been gathered together into a coherent showcase in the UK. It was L’Herbier’s cross-disciplinary collaborative approach that helped establish him as a seminal figure within Paris’ vibrant artistic milieu of the inter-war years.
The Festival programme uses fashion and design as the prism through which to examine L’Herbier’s diverse body of work. As illustrated by some of his most remarkable films such as L’Argent (1928), L’Inhumaine (1923) and L’Epervier (1933), the director had a keen interest in fashion and style, an interest that culminated in his short La Mode revée (1938), a ‘fashion film’ dedicated to promoting the major French couturiers at the 1939 World Fair in New York.
For more information please visit the Fashion in Film Festival website.