Join us for a series of film screenings about the fascinating fashion industry introduced by fashion expert Angela Lassig, who puts modern-day haute couture and street apparel into historic perspective.
An astonishingly moving film, perfectly attuned to its brilliant, troubled subject, McQueen (2018) relates the rags-to-riches-to-self-destruction trajectory of British designer Alexander McQueen to the work itself with piercing acumen. Framing and sound design enhance the ‘savage beauty’ of five legendary shows, their inherently cinematic nature now unleashed on the giant screen.
“What McQueen reminds those obsessives and laypeople alike is that fashion is an incredibly emotional art form, and McQueen’s work was some of the most moving there was or ever will be.” – New York Magazine
Need to know:
- If you are a Gallery Member with a valid guest pass, you can bring a friend for the Members price.
- Doors open 2.45pm, start event 3pm.
About Angela Lassig:
Australian-born fashion expert Angela Lassig is currently working on a publication on 19th-century New Zealand dress and textiles. She has held curatorial positions at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Auckland War Memorial Museum and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and in 2010 published the book New Zealand Fashion Design, which celebrates New Zealand’s top contemporary fashion designers.