FASHION IN FILM FESTIVAL
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Sunday 19 March at 1.00pm
Long thought to be lost forever, this recently rediscovered 1922 film captures two of the biggest stars of the silent screen, Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino, the only film where the pair appear together. Cast as would-be lovers in a gloriously doomed romantic affair, she plays a habitual clotheshorse, showcasing numerous glamorous gowns, while he cuts a picture of elegance in a wardrobe designed by his then lover Natacha Rambova. Among the film’s sartorial highlights are its resplendent eighteenth-century sequences, devised very much in the style of Wood’s mentor Cecil B. DeMille.This screening will be introduced by Adrian Garvey, with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne.