The Most Fashionable Films at the Tribeca Film Festival from Halston to Vidal Sassoon
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston
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While all the girls are giddy with the upcoming release of “Sex and the City 2” and Sarah Jessica Parker wearing the white jersey Halston Heritage dress in the ubiquitous movie poster, it’s time to learn about who the real Halston was.
“Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston,” is a portrait of America’s first celebrity designer with reflections from Liza Minnelli, Diane Von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley, Anjelica Huston, Bob Colacello, and Billy Joel.
There’s more behind the man who “changed the world with a pair of scissors” from frothy bouffants to the iconic and geometric wash and wear bob hairstyle in the 1960′s. “Vidal Sassoon The Movie” chronicles the self-made man from his beginning in a Jewish orphanage to becoming the rock and rolliest master of Mod hair design.
Cast includes fashion designer Mary Quant.
The North American premiere of the French film, “Gainsbourg, Je t’Aime… Moi Non Plus” is the biography of the life of acclaimed French singer Serge Gainsbourg and his women, including his affair with Brigitte Bardot and marriage to Jane Birkin.
Cast: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Anna Mouglalis, Mylene Jampanoi
The acclaimed 1965 romantic epic “Doctor Zhivago” that inspired the Russian influence in fashion at that time, celebrates its 45th anniversary with the Warner Home Video’s state-of-the-art hi-def restoration, shown theatrically for the first time at Tribeca and available on Blu-ray disc May.
Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay