Join us for this program that combines a self-directed gallery tour followed by a film and discussion of the themes shared by the art and the film. An illustrated guide highlights works in the exhibition, Herb Ritts: L.A. Style that will be used in the discussion portion of the program. Allow 30/40 minutes to explore the exhibition prior to the film. Pick up your movie ticket and gallery guide at the Admissions counter beginning at 5:00pm.
Herb Ritts’s success with the nude or semi-nude in his fashion layouts popularized the idea of the nude as fashion. By the early 1990s the nude as fashion image was so common that the trend was spoofed in the 1994 film, Pret-a-Porter by the Academy Award nominee Robert Altman. The film assembles an awe-inspiring cast of celebrities who sometimes portray themselves, or one of the quirky characters drawn to the fashion mecca of Paris during fashion week. Amusing and alluring, Altman’s humorous portrayal of the fashion industry is a grand, satiric statement about fashion and society.
Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Kim Basinger, Lauren Bacall
Miramax Films; Directed by Robert Altman
Rated R; 132 minutes; 1994