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Lights, Camera, Fashion Parsons MA Fashion Studies Presents Film Series

On Tuesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., Parsons The New School for Design celebrates the launch of its MA in Fashion Studies with a new film series, Fashion in Film: New York City. The series, will take a look at classic films set in New York City that inspired fashion trends around the world. Films will be screened in Tishman Auditorium at The New School, with introductions by leading cultural critics.

The series kicks off with Woody Allen’s classic Annie Hall, introduced by Judith Thurman, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller (National Book Award winner), Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, and, most recently, Cleopatra’s Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire.

Subsequent screenings include On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (April 13), directed by Vincente Minnelli, and introduced by Armond White, film critic for the New York Press and chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle; Sabrina (April 20), directed by Billy Wilder, introduced by Amy Fine Collins, special correspondent for Vanity Fair; and Klute (April 27), directed by Alan J. Pakula, and introduced by John Epperson, the creator and alter ego of Lypsinka. For more information, visit the New School events calendar.

The series is presented by the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, and curated by Jeffrey Lieber, assistant professor of Visual Cultural Studies. The school’s MA in Fashion Studies is a new program for emerging scholars who want to engage in the interdisciplinary analysis of fashion as object, image, cultural practice and concept. Students will gain a critical understanding of fashion and its global intersections with identity, history, and culture in the contemporary world. For more information, please visit the MA in Fashion Studies website.

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