Mignon Gould

Founder | Festival Director

Fashion can be a compelling narrative when words alone don't tell the complete story.

I’ve been intrigued about the role of fashion in film since watching two of my favorite sartorially impactful films, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) starring Audrey Hepburn and Mahogany (1975) starring Diana Ross. Both featured charismatic characters, with a penchant for style. I was introduced to these films long after they made their silver screen debut, but they have lived on in my mind, as they have in popular culture.

It wouldn’t be too farfetched to say that these films sparked a love for cinema style, and led me to launch TheChicSpy.com, an online style and entertainment magazine. The popular site featured interviews with movie insiders including actors Emma Stone, Selma Hayek and Octavia Spencer, as well as costume designers such as Michael O'Connor (Jane Eyre), Madeline Fontaine (Jackie) and Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby).

Fastforward to 2019, I have since archived the popular site, but my passion for fashion and film lives on. It has inspired me to launch FashFilmFete, to celebrate the role of fashion in telling a compelling story.

Join me as we explore the history, and future, of fashion in film.
Mignon has written for Arizona Republic/Gannett publications, Hearst Media Services and various online publications.

In 2007 She launched TheChicSpy.com and in 2015 she started Chic Spy Day, to celebrate the style of onscreen spies. In 2019 Mignon launched ArtofPreneur.com, an online platform for women entrepreneurs.

She has a B.S. in Communications and Media Studies from Arizona State University and an MFA in Fashion Journalism, with an emphasis in Multimedia from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

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