Bringing fashion, film and fun!
FASHFILMFETE™ is a premiere film festival celebrating the history, and future, of fashion storytelling. Our mission is to curate a selection of Hollywood, indie, experimental and documentary films to showcase the significance of fashion in filmmaking. FFF will bring together a global community of fashion and film aficionados to explore style in cinema and its influence on pop culture, fashion design, contemporary art and beauty standards.
In addition to showcasing films that illustrate the role that fashion plays in helping tell a character’s story, we also want to provide a platform for historically unheard voices of underrepresented people in film and fashion, specifically people of color and women.
We are excited to invite you to join us on this journey as we explore the intersection of fashion and film.
FASH: Short for fashion, relating to wearables.
FILM: A story or narrative in movie format.
FETE: French for festival or elaborate party.
Stars Louise Brooks, who was a style icon in her own right—having made the bob a roaring twenties must ‘do. This silent film set the tone for fashion being a prominent character in a film. Viewers may not have been able to hear dialogue, but costuming help bring the characters to life.
“To Catch A Thief”
Stars Grace Kelly as a socialite, who becomes the prey to an international jewel thief played by Carey Grant. His and her fashion is outstanding in this film, from head-to-toe black cat burglar ensembles to gorgeous gowns and debonair tuxes—the film drips with elegance. Oh, and the jewelry is beyond beautiful—definitely worthy of an accessory heist.
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Stars Audrey Hepburn as the whimsical and affable Holly Golightly, a working girl with style and grace. With the styling and designing expertise of Edith Head and Hubert de Givenchy, Holly lives in a simple apartment in the city, but has an enviable wardrobe ranging from a bubble gum pink cocktail to the classic little black dress. And oh, she has a thing for Tiffanys!
Stars Elizabeth Taylor as the title character, telling the fated story of the last Pharaoh to rule over Egypt in the Ptolemaic era. The costumes for this film are one of the costliest in history with some being fashioned from 24k gold cloth. The film was a cinematic bomb, but the fashions were a style BOMB!
“Belle de Jour”
Stars Catherine Deneuve as mild-mannered housewife who transforms into a ‘lady of the evening’ in this film set in Paris. The 60’s fashion in this film are stellar, but how can you go wrong when your costumes are created by legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent?
“Bonnie and Clyde”
Stars Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty as real life outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Hollywood’s hot duo of the day made a big bang in theaters as the most wanted couple in America. Government officials may have wanted them dead or alive, but fashion enthusiasts coveted Bonnie’s style featuring side-cocked berets and classic pencil skirts, and Clyde’s dapper duds including double-breasted suits?
Stars Diana Ross as an aspirational designer from the wrong side of the tracks in Chicago, who puts herself through design school, much like the real-life story of the actress. Before Diana Ross became a singing sensation with the Supremes in the 60s, she studied fashion design, which is why this film is befitting of the iconic diva, who also designed the costumes! The ’70s fashions in this film are to die for, from oversize fedoras to flowing maxi dress gowns.
Stars Diane Keaton a ditzy girl with a penchant for haberdashery. Her character’s sense of style helped usher in an era of menswear as womenswear including trouser, vests, derbies, and ties.
Stars Alicia Silverstone as Cher, an affluent and popular teen, who spends her days shopping on Rodeo Drive and sharing worldly advice to her high-school contemporaries. She’s every fashion girl’s favorite onscreen BFF and with an enviable wardrobe so vast, she needs a rotating closet rack and computer program to help her coordinate her daily look. No movie can instantly inspire a shopping spree quite like this one. As if!
“The Fifth Element”
Stars model Mill Jovovich and features futuristic fashions including styles that would make bandage-inspired looks popular, to this day. For the film, couturier Jean Paul Gaultier created nearly a thousand outfits and they were out of this world!
“Down With Love”
Stars Renée Zellweger as an advice author in 1960’s New York. This film evokes the style, energy, and attitude of the era and the 50s and 60s-inspired looks, featured in brilliant color, gives this film wings. The outfits whimsically remind us what made us love fashion as little girls.
Stars Kristen Dunst as the style savvy, famous French Queen who infamously-said “Let them eat cake” to her subjects, leading to the downfall of a monarchial empire. The film beautifully immortalized the queen’s opulent style with awe-inspiring costumes that brilliantly echoed a time far gone. This film is just the beginning of director and writer Sofia Coppola’s penchant for showcasing fabulous fashion in film.
“The Devil Wears Prada”
Stars Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway as an editor-in-chief and her assistant at fictional “Runway” magazine. This film reads like a Who’s Who in fashion, with designer looks running the gamut from Dolce & Gabbana to, of course, Prada. The fashions in this film were as instrumental in telling the story as the talented actresses that help create the memorable characters in the movie, not to mention that the “Runway” closet is ever girl’s dream come true.
“The Great Gatsby”
Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan as long lost lovers who fatefully meet again in prohibition-era New York. With fashion featuring flapper dresses and pinstripe suits, the characters in this film shined on the big screen. Both the ladies and gents are dapper in Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Thanks to costume designer Catherine Martin, who featured fashions from Miuccia Prada and Brooks Brothers, the roaring ’20s never looked so fabulous!
Stars Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o in a blockbuster action adapted from a Marvel Comic of the same name. This film features custom costumes, with looks inspired by attire worn by an African tribe of women warriors. The Academy Award-winning designer Ruth E. Carter did a stellar job creating film fashion that melds fiction with reality.