I love Paris…

Midnight in Paris Costumes by Sonia Grande Miss Prescott admits she has been harping on about The Great Gatsby of late, and with good reason given the 1920s feel emerging in fashion at the moment. But getting the Lindy Hop on the ’20s trend on the big screen is Woody Allen’s latest film, Midnight in … Continue reading

Swans strong

Untitled Snow White (2012) Costumes by Eiko Ishioka Giles spring/summer 2012 As the first images from the “Untitled Snow White” project were unveiled this week, Miss Prescott couldn’t help but notice a striking similarity between one of the costumes and one of the recent spring/summer 2012  collections… Lily Collins vs Giles Deacon Swans became the … Continue reading

ASVOFF 2011 winners

Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival 4 took place at Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou on the weekend, featuring fashion shorts from the likes of Bruce Weber, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and Ellen von Unwerth. The festival included a competition covering various aspects of the fashion film, including best styling, soundtrack, … Continue reading

Gatsby strikes again!

Gucci glamour Spring/Summer 2012 Miss Prescott has already mentioned the Great Gatsby style on the catwalk at Ralph Lauren. But it seems the 1920s trend is only going to get bigger until Mr Luhrmann’s movie comes out next year. Here is another selection of spring/summer 2012 dresses inspired by flappers, Art Deco and one Ms … Continue reading

Jessica Chastain wins Gucci Award

The Gucci Award for Women in Cinema As mentioned previously, this new award from fashion powerhouse Gucci was yet another indication of its commitment to the art of cinema, past and present. Jessica Chastain won the award from a field of five women from all sides of cinema, including directors and screenwriters, for her role … Continue reading

Mad Men’s Janie Bryant talks frocks

Mad Men: Icons of Style exhibition If there’s one thing Miss Prescott is rather fond of aside from eating Maltesers in a darkened cinema with a stiff martini in hand, it’s a quiet night in with Don Draper. Alas, thus far it has only been through the medium of television. But as of next week, … Continue reading

Miu Miu’s Muta

Miu Miu: The Women’s Tales #2 Muta Directed by Lucrecia Martel Following on from Zoe Cassavetes’ first instalment, part two of the Women’s Tales has arrived. This time around, Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel takes us aboard a deserted showboat in Paraguay that has more than a touch of the Mary Celeste. But the void is … Continue reading

Wilkommmen, Weimar!

Metropolis, 1926 Weimar to Hollywood Sydneysiders who love a bit of German expressionist film are in luck. In conjunction with the Mad Square exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW—Modernity in German art 1910-1937—comes the Weimar to Hollywood film series. Kicking off today (Aug. 18) with Expressionist classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, the series … Continue reading

Something Else entirely

Something Else SS11/12 Directed by Lorin Askill Designer Natalie Wood has ventured into moving images with the first fashion film for her label, Something Else. She called upon Lorin Askill to take directorial duties, and the result is a beautiful, stark and slightly unsettling short film, largely thanks to the spartan soundtrack and mirrored landscapes. … Continue reading

Gucci award nominees announced

The nominations for the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema have been announced. This inaugural award will recognise an outstanding achievement by a woman in filmmaking, with the winner announced at the 68th Venice Film Festival. This heralds another film initiative by the fashion house. The nominees come from a variety of disciplines including director, … Continue reading