Monday, August 11, 2003

Turner Classic Movies Celebrates Hollywood Style with 16-Film Festival in October:

Festival Features Conversations with Isaac Mizrahi, Kate and Andy Spade, Badgley/Mischka and Michael Kors

Turner Classic Movies will invite six celebrated fashion designers to discuss how classic films have influenced and inspired their careers and their designs on Style in Motion, airing every Monday night in October. Each designer will host an evening of four films that they have enjoyed repeatedly over the years and will discuss various details including fashion, direction, production design and the political and sociological impact on culture. Viewers will get unique insights into the films from the designers’ points of view and will learn how these films have shaped their thoughts and creative decisions.

Kate and Andy Spade kick off the festival with BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6. "We chose Bonnie and Clyde because it’s such a great-looking movie”, said Kate Spade. “The cinematography and the style of it glamorized crime at its best.” The night continues with THE SWIMMER at 10 p.m., followed by GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967) at 12 a.m. and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at 2 a.m.

On Oct. 13, Isaac Mizrahi hosts his selection of films, beginning with THE WOMEN (1938, 8 p.m.). “It’s an education in style and how to put things together. When something is enough and not too much”, Mizrahi said. “It’s a really great lesson.” Other films selected by Mizrahi include DARLING (1965, 10:15 p.m.), ROBERTA (1935, 12:30 a.m.) and BLOW-UP (1966, 2:30 a.m.)

On Oct. 20, Mark Badgley and James Mischka introduce their evening with HIGH SOCIETY (1956). Other films selected by the pair are FUNNY GIRL (1968, 10 p.m.), THE VIPs (1963, 1 a.m.) and DINNER AT EIGHT (1933, 3 a.m.).

Michael Kors begins his evening on Oct. 27 with THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968). Kors himself designed the costumes for Rene Russo’s character in the 1999 remake. “The Thomas Crown Affair is really one of my all-time favorite movies because it’s glamour personified. Faye Dunaway is remarkably talented and beautiful. Steve McQueen is the quintessential chic American man,” Kors said, and this incredible cat-and-mouse game between them is fantastic and sly and sleek. Everything about the movie is stylish from A to Z.” Other “stylish” films selected by Kors include PILLOW TALK (1959, 10 p.m.), with Doris Day and Rock Hudson, POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES (1961, 12 a.m.) and BUTTERFIELD 8 (1960, 2:30 a.m.), starring Elizabeth Taylor.

For more information, please visit the TCM Web Site at www.turnerclassicmovies.com. or Michelle Rosenblatt, New York 212-714-5651 michelle.rosenblatt@turner.com

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