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Strike a Pose Fashion Films #3: Bill Cunningham New York


Sun 25 Nov 2018, 2:30pm–5:00pm

Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members Single Entry: $10.00
  • Non-Members Single Entry: $28.00 ($25.00 + $3.00 fees)
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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. The third screening in this series is of the film Bill Cunningham: New York, about the late photographer Bill Cunningham.

Alcohol-free welcome drinks by Seedlip from 2:30, start talk and screening 3pm.

Strike a Pose fashion films is supported by international streaming platform DocPlay. DocPlay presents a curated collection of thought-provoking documentaries from around the world.

About the Film:
For decades, photographer Bill Cunningham had been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the New York Times Style section. Documenting downtown eccentrics and uptown fixtures, — Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, David Rockefeller, who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill — Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

“A remarkable portrait of a tremendous talent” – The Guardian

About the Speaker:
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.

Need to Know:
Gallery Members can purchase a ticket for a friend for the Members price, if their Membership contains a valid guest pass.

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