May 2008

Celebrate 60 years of cutting-edge couture with a kaleidoscopic trip down the catwalks of post-war British fashion. Attention darlings! To coincide with the 2nd Fashion in Film Festival, the Mediatheque is launching its very own Spring/Summer Collection for 2008. Brit Chic brings together a bevy of snappy numbers, including the best TV profiles of key British designers and rare documentary footage in sumptuous colour. From utility to utopia, kaftans to counter-culture, this collection explores the dreams and devotion of the artists who have heightened our sartorial senses since the late 1940s. Expect plenty of VIP appearances (Norman Hartnell to Ossie Clark; Zandra Rhodes to Vivienne Westwood; Mary Quant to John Galliano); what’s more, everyone’s invited, and there’ll be no quarrelling over who gets a front-row seat.

BFI Southbank Friday 14 Dec 2012