Some time ago, I was reading Swan Diamond Rose’s post about Seduced & Abandoned a film by Italian director Pietro Germi the stills she picked are just stunning, and so inspirational, it’s probably the post I think about when linking film and fashion. I love film, it’s such a beautiful way to tell a story, so inspirational. I love the visual treats and escape from reality that I can only really get from sitting in the cinema watching a really great film.
Film has become a personal resource refining my visual language, particularly in recent times when Poiret is at the Met and Gatsby is on the runways. I guess, I could just take my inspiration from inspiration… if that makes any sense, or I could look straight to the source… Luckily, the 12th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival is happening this weekend. I love the film festivals at the Castro Theatre, like the Noir Film Fest in January… it’s required to see at least one per year. But I’ve never seen a silent film, only read about them, and seen stills. It would be nice to take a peek into an era long past. I mean, even my grandparents are too young to have watched silent films in the cinema (they were born in the mid-1920’s) And my great grandparents? They are long gone. So I guess, nothing really quite ignites the imagination than time and beauty. If you want to know what I’m doing this weekend, I’ll be at the Castro Theatre eating popcorn & diet coke for dinner.