Fashion is just as much a part of our visual culture as painting, performance & film, if not more so, given that we’re surrounded by it every day. As such, it comes as no surprise that the world of fashion, including the lives and work of designers, editors, photographers and those who do the wearing are the subject of so many recent documentaries and feature films.
Cornell Cinema presents a sampling this Fall beginning with a new documentary about André Leon Talley, one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times, who grew up in the segregated Jim Crow South. Perhaps not as well-known as the late designer Alexander McQueen, who is the subject of McQueen, another new documentary showing as part of the series, but you’ll remember Talley once you’ve spent some time with him! Cosponsored with the Dept of Fiber Science and Apparel Design.
image from McQueen