Films focused on fashion

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“BILL Cunningham New York” tells the story of the legendary New York Times photographer who later on became a household name in the fashion scene.

The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) presents a selection of films about stories and documentaries about fashion.
Explore the life and career of British fashion Lee Alexander McQueen in McQueen on 12 January. The story reveals how he started his career in his teenage years before gaining notice as designer for Givenchy to launching and overseeing his eponymous line and his untimely death in 2010.

Bill Cunningham New York, slated for 18 and 19 January, narrates the profile of the veteran New York City fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham. Bill had very strict ideas about the fashion world in general and the documentary shows just how influential he was in that world.

“MCQUEEN” tells the story of how Alexander McQueen started his career before being catapulted as designer for Givenchy.

Learn about China’s fashion and clothing industry with Useless, on 25 and 26 January. This documentary revolves around textile workers who are considered useless, as well as the contrasting relationship between people and their clothing according to their status in the society.

“USELESS” is the director’s second full-length documentary film after “Don” that was released in 2006.

The screenings are free and open to the public. This program is curated by Olivia Lopez, a faculty from DLS-CSB Fashion Design and Merchandising Program. Schedules are every Friday and Saturday of January, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at The Loop, 12th floor, DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts Campus.

For inquiries and reservation, call 230-5100 local 3897 or e-mail at mcad@benilde.edu.ph.

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