Fashion films have finally gotten down to shoe business with Sydney’s Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas hosting a screening of Manolo Blahnik: the Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards.
Following the success of insights into Raf Simons in Dior and I and the magnificent Bill Cunningham New York comes a look at the A-list insider of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s catapulted to fame by Sex And The City’s Carrie Bradshaw.
This documentary with flashbacks, where Isabeli Fontana appears as a maid and Eva Herzigova as an actress, was directed by stylist Michael Roberts.
Appearing as themselves are Iman, Rihanna and Anna Wintour (we can’t imagine her playing the maid).
Manolo Blahnik: the Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, April 13, 7pm, Chauvel Cinema, Paddington.
The film is just one of the highlights of the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas series of fashion-related events from April 5-21. Here are some highlights – book now to become the ultimate fashion insider.
Is Art Fashion?
Dashing Frenchman Emmanuel Coquery, the director of the Grand Palais in Paris is on his way to Sydney to discuss the appreciation of clothes in galleries.
Coquery, the former director of heritage at Chanel looks after some of the leading fashion exhibitions in the world at the Grand Palais, most recently a collection of Irving Penn photographs.
The must-hear keynote address will be at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science, Sydney on April 5 at 7pm.
While no one is quite sure why there are so many fashion geniuses called Akira, audiences at the keynote address of Akira Minagawa won’t care after hearing the designer’s radical approach to rethinking fast fashion.
With a mission to foster fashion that will last 100 years take in Minagawa’s exploration of aesthetic excellence and endurance.
Akira Minagawa, April 10, 7.30pm Museum of Art and Applied Sciences.
Women in Shadow
It’s a runway show but not as you know it. Artist Nasim Nasr takes over the Museum of Art and Applied Sciences with a look at the veiled female figure.
Women in Shadow, April 9, 7.30pm, Museum of Art and Applied Sciences.
For the full lineup of events, see www.scci.org.au