Made in France: Fashion on Film

August 27, 2015 | By Laurence Geannopulos

The Alliance Française de Chicago is delighted to announce its film retrospective for the 2015-2016 season: Made in France: Fashion on Film. The event, which takes place from September to June, features monthly screenings of a wide variety of fashion films, from the 2015 documentary Dior and I to the classic art house satire film Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? Each screening features a local guest speaker. This year's exciting speakers include Gillion Carrera, Director of the Fashion Resource Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, best-selling author Sara Paretsky, and J.P. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Avenue magazine.

The Program:

September 30, 2015 | 6:30 pm: Barbarella (1968, 98 minutes, English)
By Roger Vadim featuring Jane Fonda and Marcel Marceau
Fashion by Paco Rabann
With J.P. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Michigan Avenue magazine
October 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm: Dior and I (2015, 90 minutes, English)
By Frederic Tcheng featuring Raf Simons from House of Dior
With Neva Ivon, Costume Council of Chicago
November 11, 2015 | 6:30 pm: Falbalas / Paris Frills (1945, 112 minutes, French)
By Jacques Becker featuring Micheline Presle
Fashion by Rochas
With Milos Stehlik, film critic & Facets Multimedia Director
December 9, 2015 | 6:30 pm: Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? /Qui êtes vous, Polly Maggoo? (1966, 88 minutes, French)
By William Klein featuring Dorothy McGowan, Jean Rochefort, and Philippe Noiret
With Gillion Carrera, Director of the Fashion Resource Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
January 20, 2016 | 6:30 pm: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961, 115 minutes, English)
By Blake Edwards, written by Truman Capote and featuring Audrey Hepburn
Fashion by Hubert de Givenchy
With Chicago International Film Festival directors Vivian Teng and Mimi Plauché
February 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm: Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution (2012, 91 minutes, English)
By Deborah Riley Draper featuring Pat Cleveland, Stephen Burrows, and many mores
With Joy Bivins, curator of 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Flair at the Chicago History Museum
April 6, 2016 | 6:30 pm: La Cité des Enfants Perdus / The City of Lost Children (1995, 112 minutes, French)
By Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Fashion by Jean Paul Gaultier
With Dr. Hank Sartin, film and theatre critic
May 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm: Baie des Anges / Bay of Angels(1963, 79 minutes, French)
By Jacques Demy featuring Jeanne Moreau
With best-selling author Sara Paretsky
Fête de la Musique - EDM French Touch!
June 21, 2016 | 6:30 pm: Eden (2014, 131 minutes, French)
By Mia Hansen-Løve
With Chicago House DJ Lady D 
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