Sunday, July 31, 2022

You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1980s: Film Noir and Fantasy Online Event 8/21

August 21 will be the next event in my 7-part online series on the History of Fashion in Film. It features what I consider The Style Essentials - films with iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion and continue to influence fashion today.


Sunday, August 21
4 pm - 5:30 pm PT (7 pm - 8:30 pm ET)
Tickets $20 - register on Zoom


The third event Film Noir and Fantasy focuses on the costume designers from the 1940s and the stars they helped create - Katharine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell, Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Veronica Lake, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner.

The Style Essentials featured in this event:

His Girl Friday (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Woman of the Year (1942)
Now, Voyager (1942)
This Gun for Hire (1942)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Gilda (1946)
The Killers (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Each presentation will include stills from the movies along with images from today's fashion accompanied by a conversation about the history, costume and fashion designers, and backstories of the stars.

In case you missed the 1930s event live, you can view Art Deco Elegance on demand on Vimeo.

Visit the GlamAmor Events page for details on upcoming events.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Watch HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM: ART DECO ELEGANCE on Vimeo!

 

Last weekend, fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate Art Deco Elegance for the second event in my History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1980s series! We discussed the costume designers and style icons from the 1930s - Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, and Ginger Rogers.


The Style Essentials featured in this event:

Morocco (1930)
Shanghai Express (1932)
Letty Lynton (1932)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Top Hat (1935)
Swing Time (1936)
The Women (1939)

If you could not join us live, you can now watch the event on demand! You can either view the video on Vimeo or click "Watch Now" in the player below. 

The next event will be celebrating the 1940s and Film Noir Fantasy on Sunday, August 21 - you can get more information and register on Zoom. See you then!





Jean Harlow's 1930s style from Dinner at Eight
influenced many different bias cut gowns from the decade and beyond,
including my own from Elliatt



See you in August!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Guest on THE JAN PRICE SHOW Podcast

 

On July 2, I was a guest on the podcast The Jan Price Show. It's all about the movies and she's interviewed people we know and love, including Turner Classic Movies hosts Ben Mankiewicz and Eddie Muller. Jan and I covered a lot in our conversation - from the origins of my interest in costume design to my book Film Noir Style to TCM's great Follow the Thread series. We also discussed many of the reasons Marilyn Monroe's gown should never have been worn at the Met Gala. You can watch on the YouTube player or just listen below. I hope you enjoy our conversation!



Monday, June 20, 2022

You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1980s: ART DECO ELEGANCE Online Event 7/17

July 17 will be the next event in my 7-part online series on the History of Fashion in Film. It features what I consider The Style Essentials - films with iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion and continue to influence fashion today.


Sunday, July 17
4 pm - 5:30 pm PT (7 pm - 8:30 pm ET)
Tickets $20 - register on Zoom


The second event Art Deco Elegance focuses on the style icons from the 1930s - Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, and Ginger Rogers.

The Style Essentials featured in this event:

Morocco (1930)
Shanghai Express (1932)
Letty Lynton (1932)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Top Hat (1935)
Swing Time (1936)
The Women (1939)

Each presentation will include stills from the movies along with images from today's fashion accompanied by a conversation about the history, costume and fashion designers, and backstories of the stars.

In case you missed the 1920s event live, you can view THE JAZZ AGE on demand on Vimeo.

Visit the GlamAmor Events page for details on upcoming events.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Special Guest on TCM's FOLLOW THE THREAD Series


As I continue my History of Fashion in Film series online - the 1920s can be viewed on demand and the 1930s are July 17 - Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has launched their own series celebrating costume design called Follow the Thread. Inspired by the Met Exhibition and hosted by Alicia Malone, fashion designers and costume designers speak to the complexity and impact of costume design in film. It airs every Saturday night in June and July. 



TCM has made this an even bigger event with more programming on HBO Max. The 72 films featured there will be accompanied by mini-documentaries on various aspects of fashion in film. I am one of the Special Guests featured in these programs, which can also be seen in interstitials in between movies on air. You will find me included in The Stars and Their Designers and Dressed to Kill: Films, Crime, and Fashion



I shot my segments during the TCM Classic Film Festival in April with producer Courtney O'Brien (pictured above) and director Anne McGill Wilson. Their invitation actually came as a complete surprise. The TCM Talent team reached out to me while I was hiking atop the Santa Monica mountains, and they sent a car to whisk me across town to the Roosevelt Hotel for the shoot. I have known many of TCM's production team for years, so it was a wonderful afternoon.



Speaking about the influential costume design on air


Have fun with Follow the Thread 
and I'll see you in July for the History of Fashion in Film 1930s!


Friday, June 17, 2022

Watch HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM: THE JAZZ AGE on Vimeo!

 

Last weekend, a couple hundred fans of film and fashion came together online to celebrate the Jazz Age for the first event in my History of Fashion in Film 1920s-1980s series! We discussed the costume designers and style icons from the earliest days of Hollywood through the 1920s - focusing on Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Louise Brooks.

The Style Essentials featured in this event:

Why Change Your Wife? (1920)
Her Husband's Trademark (1922)
It (1927)
Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
A Woman of Affairs (1928)
Pandora's Box (1929)

If you could not join us live, you can now watch the event on demand! You can either view the video on Vimeo or click "Watch Now" in the player below. 

The next event will be celebrating the 1930s and Art Deco Elegance on Sunday, July 17 - you can get more information and register on Zoom. Bring on the glamour!





To illustrate the influence of Gloria Swanson's early 1920s style from Why Change Your Wife?
I wore Xscape's plum one-shoulder gown with a thigh-high slit



See you in July!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1920s-1980s: THE JAZZ AGE Online Event 6/12

On June 12, I'll be launching my 7-part online series on the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM. It features what I consider The Style Essentials - films with iconic costume design from the 1920s to the 1980s that immediately impacted fashion and continue to influence fashion today. There will be one event per decade.


Sunday, June 12
4 pm - 5:30 pm PT (7 pm - 8:30 pm ET)
Tickets $20 - register on Zoom


The first event in the series THE JAZZ AGE focuses on the style icons from the earliest days of Hollywood through the 1920s - Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Louise Brooks.

The Style Essentials featured in this event:

Why Change Your Wife? (1920)
It (1927)
Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
A Woman of Affairs (1928)
Pandora's Box (1929)

Her Husband's Trademark (1922) will also be discussed.

This is the series that started it all for me - evolving from a 3-day seminar at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) to an elective course at Woodbury University to a speaker/screening series at the historic Egyptian Theatre. So many of you have asked me to continue my online events, and this series will celebrate every era that you love.

Visit the GlamAmor Events page for details on upcoming events.

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