The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Reel Fashion
Inspired by the exhibition "The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta," on view October 8, 2017-January 28, 2018, museum visitors can delight in these memorable films about the fashion world.
Schedule of films
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards(Directed by Michael Roberts - UK, 2016, 89 min.) - Manolo Blahnik, the popular shoe designer who is regarded as a genius by the most revered figures in
fashion, reveals himself to be charming, funny, and modest, narrating his life from an idyllic childhood in the Canary Islands through the trajectory of his highly successful career. Additional commentary is provided by André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, Paloma Picasso, Isaac Mizrahi, and many others. (Playing Friday-Saturday, October 20-21, 7 pm; Sunday, October 22, 2 and 5 pm; and Thursday, October 26, 2 pm)
- Bill Cunningham New York (Directed by Richard Press - USA, 2010, 84 min.) - New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham (1929–2016), the Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist, obsessively and inventively chronicled fashion trends and charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures, downtown eccentrics, and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work was more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place, and individual flair. (Playing Friday-Saturday, November 24-25, 7 pm; and Sunday, November 26, 2 pm)