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Fashion in Film Festival: Dreams of Darkness and Colour

In the last of our reviews from the Fashion in Film Festival, here's the lavish Rapsodia Satanica - a classic from the Italian silent movie era, accompanied by live music…

Written by Matt Bramford


Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins

So the next stop on my fashion film list (after almost having a seizure at the Pink Narcissus screening) was Dreams of Darkness and Colour.

On a very cold Saturday afternoon, I headed to the Barbican where an eclectic line up was to be shown alongside Rapsodia Satanica - a glorious black/white movie from 1915. It was so cold outside that, at first, it was a huge relief to step inside the Barbican with its roaring heating, but this (alongside the huge, comfy seats in Cinema 1) was soon to prove to be a recipe for a snooze…

Running a little late, the series was first introduced by the lovely Marketa Uhlirova, director of the Fashion in Film Festival, who gave a litte background to each of the films. Next up, Anna Battista - fashion journalist and lecturer - gave an hilarious introduction to each in the… read more

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Fashion in Film Festival: Moulin Rouge (1928)

More from the Fashion in Film Festival - this time Dupont's epic 1928 production of Moulin Rouge that first threw light on the iconic cabaret venue…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Illustration by Abi Daker
To celebrate The 3rd Fashion in Film Festival, a series of silent movies have been presented at screens around London. After a frolic of veiled dancing at …

Fashion in Film Festival: Pink Narcissus

In the first of our reviews of the Fashion in Film Festival, here's Pink Narcissus - legendary 1970s homoerotic visual masterpiece. Yes, it's me and bare arses again…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Running for Crayons
So the third Fashion in Film Festival kicked off last week and had film fans and fashionistas flocking to cinemas to catch rare and unreleased archival …