Saturday, May 13, 2023

Celebrating Costume Design with Mark Bridges at FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF 2023


Thanks to the Hollywood Heritage Museum and everyone who came to Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2023! It was pure joy to be with Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges once again AND to spend our time celebrating the incredible influential costume design of everyone from Orry-Kelly to Hubert de Givenchy.

The museum made the event even more special by creating an exhibition of Mark's costumes. Rachel Parham, archivist from NBC Universal and part of the museum's team, curated costumes from Phantom Thread (2017 - Academy Award) and News of the World (2020). Not only did the audience enjoy them, but they stayed on display for visitors throughout the TCM Classic Film Festival. 

My deepest appreciation goes to Mark. He is a hero - he flew across the country just to do this event (and then flew back). And also huge thanks to those at the museum who were so supportive and made this event possible, especially Bryan Cooper, Angie Schneider, Beth Werling, and Rachel.

Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2023 was completely sold out even with a competing pre-festival event at the Roosevelt Hotel down the street. I'm STILL hearing from people how much they loved the event and that it was a highlight of their time at the festival. Mark and I loved being with you all!

Mark and I together again 
in front of some of his costume design from News of the World (2020)

Two people who were important to making this event possible -
Kelly Kitchens Wickersham and Bryan Cooper

Welcoming my film family to Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2023

Theresa Brown captured me getting situated in my seat and beginning my welcome

A couple of the movies we discussed at the event -
One Way Passage (1932) and A Touch of Mink (1962)

My look for Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2023 was inspired by Eva Marie Saint's iconic floral dress from North by Northwest (1959). Though far from a literal copy, the influence was noticed by a couple of my friends at the event. I paired my Dress the Population frock with a vintage black patent leather purse and black patent leather pumps. Because it was chilly and misty outside, I occasionally draped a black silk cardigan over my shoulders as well.

People dressed up for Fashion in Film of 2023! Lots of stylish vintage and there was a definite red/floral fit-and-flare trend. Here is just some of the fashion. I wish I could celebrate you all!

See you all next year!

Thanks to Jack Fields, Aurora Desmond, Ruth Mundsack, and other attendees for some of the pics

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