"Fashion can be a compelling narrative when words alone don’t tell the complete story.
When The Chic Spy was archived in 2017, I bid farewell to a passion of mine that ran for more than a decade. It was my outlet for sharing my love and appreciation for style and entertainment. The online magazine featured myriad features and interviews on fashion and film insiders running the gamut from costumers and filmmakers to designers and celebrities. Some of the notables that I interviewed included fashion designers Badgley and Mischka, award-winning costume designer Michael O’Connor, actors such as Emma Stone and Idris Elba, and director Carey Fukunaga. Thinking back on that interview with Carey, I can’t help be nostalgic about interviewing him for his first film “Jane Eyre” (2011) and now he is directing the upcoming Bond film “No Time To Die” hitting theaters Oct. 8.
My work on TheChicSpy.com inspired me to launch FashFilmFete, a film festival celebrating fashion storytelling. I wanted an event that showcased how fashion helped tell a story in film, when words alone could not convey the full narrative. There’s no denying that fashion is pivotal to making a character come to life. Would Ian Fleming’s James Bond a.k.a 007 be as suave if he was wearing button-down shirts and chinos? Not saying clothes make the man, but in this case, they kind of do! What about an iconic film such as Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961)—Remember that little black dress? It’s not only a signature look in the film, but has cemented the LBD as a fashion staple that every woman needs in her wardrobe.
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is the inspiration behind a recent video shoot produced for FashFilmFete. We’ve captured the overall sentiment of the film, from the looks we wear to the set decor. Just check out the video above, if you haven’t already done so. In addition, check out footage from the shoot below!
Tickets go on sale February 2022 online at www.phxart.org.
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