Miami’s Bal Harbour Shops continue to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with the “Fashion Project” Film and Art Series still underway until January 2016 with new fashion-related exhibits filtering through the space located on the third-level of the mall. In correlation with the featured events, the six-week film festival called “Dressing Down the Movies” enters its fourth week of screenings with Nat Chediak, founder and former director of the Miami Film Festival, on fashion. With the assistance of Tui Lifestyle and Tui Pranich, the creative director for the high-end home furnishing company, Fashion Project’s space has been converted into a stylish theatre for guests to enter the world of film and fashion collaboration.
From Sept 10th to 11th, viewers can catch the screenings of Ocean’s 11 at 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. staring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The film follows a group of World War II vets attempting a casino heist in Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Cut to the chase, the true beauty lies on the physiques of these men: Sy Devore’s tailored suits. Directed by Lewis Milestone in 1960, the film marks the monumental moment when narrow lapels and cuff less trousers mark their true identity in male fashion.
Showings of Alain Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad can be seen Sept 12th at 2:30 pm & 7pm and Sept 13th at 3 pm. The film incorporates costume design from the world renowned Coco Chanel. Delphine Seyrig can be seen dressed to the nines in countless layers of tulle, feathers, lace, and chiffon. The epitome of an elegant sophisticated mixture of 20s and 60s fashion. Despite her exquisite work in the film, Coco was never credited for it.
The Film Festival will continue through until September 30 with new-featured films being streamed each week. Tip: Seating is limited so arriving early is always a plus. Compliments of the Bal Harbour Shops and Whitman Family Development the screenings are all free!
What’s next for the Fashion Project? Opening on October 8th, Judith Clark, London-based curator, will introduce the exhibition: The Past, a display exploring fashion in the first half of the 20th century.