Unleash Your Inner Bird Of Paradise At The Fashion In Film Festival

29/11/2010 19:26 | Updated 22 May 2015

From Moulin Rouge, 1928. Photo: BFI

If you like a healthy dose of fantasy in your wardrobe, this might be just the thing to brighten up the gloomy winter nights. Tomorrow will see the launch of the 3rd Fashion in Film Festival, and this year's theme - Birds of Paradise - promises an fascinating exploration of costume as a form of spectacle throughout cinema.

Highlights in the schedule include Hemline: The Moving Screen; a light-sculpture installation by the British artist collective Jason Bruges Studio, which is being hosted at Somerset House.

The installation is a homage to the belle époque dancer Loïe Fuller, whose ability to manipulate and tranform herself with the help of swathes of fabric remains captivating to this day (see her Danse Serpentine in the video below if you don't believe us).

Other events to look out for include the fabulous OTT costumes in Moulin Rouge (pictured right) and experimental films by the likes of Kenneth Anger and Jack Smith.

The Fashion in Film Festival starts on December 1, ending on December 12 at venues across London. Visit the website for here for more information.


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