Loving the Alien

2006 | Between Stigma and Enigma

Movies about alien beings from other worlds are generally seen as good box office. This programme, in complete reversal, looks at the work of four diverse directors who dared to turn the camera on the sub-species of ‘fashion aliens’ who exist within our society. Covering everything from high glamour to lowlife, and cult to couture, each film brilliantly integrates into its storyline a completely outlandish fashion strand of its day, whilst also clearly illustrating how fashion in its extreme sits uncomfortably in the real world. (Loving the Alien is guest-curated by Roger K. Burton.)

>Read Roger K. Burton’s essay Loving the Alien



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