Fig Leaves

2007 | Fashion in Film Festival at MoMI

Introduction by Drake Stutesman. Live music by Donald Sosin.

Sunday, March 18, 2:00 p.m.
1926, 68 mins. Restored 35mm print from the Museum of Modern Art. Directed by Howard Hawks. This joyful satire suggests that fashion is the Satan responsible for the fall of (wo)mankind. Temptation is found in a decadent couture salon on “rue de la Fifth Avenue,” and the climax is a parade of Adrian’s designs. Drake Stutesman, editor of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, and author of a forthcoming book on fashion and film, will introduce the screening.