DailyCandy, the premier online women’s content destination for fashion, food, and entertainment reaching 6 million stylish and digitally savvy women, has announced the line up for the first ever “Fashion in Film” event with Tribeca Enterprises.
The “Fashion in Film” event is a first-of-its-kind multi-day, multi-platform event that will feature original films by esteemed filmmakers Christina Voros and Matt Lenski, a live panel discussion featuring Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, with appearances by beloved fashion icon Iris Apfel, and Academy Award-nominated documentarian Albert Maysles. A retrospective of Catherine Martin’s films including The Great Gasby, Austrailia, and Moulin Rouge! will also be screened at the event.
“Fashion in Film" will take place on September 19 and September 20 and is free and open to the public. Alongside the films and panels, a free exhibition of Catherine Martin’s exclusive costume designs from The Great Gatsby will be on display at Tribeca in New York City where all of the events are located. Additionally, as part of DailyCandy’s recent redesign, the two original films and panels will be available for all consumers to view on DailyCandy’s online and mobile platforms as an element of the digital brand’s renewed focus on video initiatives.
“DailyCandy is always discovering new voices with a fresh take or a unique perspective – the ‘Fashion in Film’ event is an ideal way to merge iconic style and digital expression through the one-of-a-kind DailyCandy lens,” said Alison Moore, DailyCandy GM. “By showcasing fresh talent in fashion and rising stars in film, we are creating original content with our partners at Tribeca, while giving our audiences fun new paths into fashion through curated film and digital video -- all accessible via all DailyCandy platforms: Web, Mobile, Social, Email.”
Parallel to the “Fashion in Film” event, DailyCandy and Instagram are teaming up for a fan-driven social contest inviting consumers to use video to showcase how fashion influences their lives. From August 20-September 2, fashion fans can upload their 15-second shorts to Instagram using the hashtag #fashioninfilm. A jury of fashion and film influencers, including DailyCandy editors and DailyCandy’s Chief Correspondent SuChin Pak; the Parsons Dean of Fashion, Simon Collins; Fandango’s Chief Correspondent, Dave Karger; the two filmmakers commissioned for ‘Fashion in Film’, Christina Voros and Matt Lenski; Sara Gore, co-host of New York Live, NBC 4 New York’s weekday lifestyle show; and CNBC’s media and entertainment reporter Julia Boorstin, will select the ten finalists’ films to be featured on DailyCandy.com. The audience will then determine the top three winners by voting online at DailyCandy.com. The three winners’ films will be screened both online and at the “Fashion in Film” event. Each winner will also receive a $1000 prize.
The full line-up of films screened at the event will include: Untitled Christina Voros documentary (2013), Ivy Holland (2013), About Face: Supermodels—Then and Now (2012),Australia (2008), The Director (2013), The Great Gatsby in 3D (2013), Grey Gardens (1975), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Valentino The Last Emperor (2008),
Seating is limited, but tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis at: www.dailycandy.com/fashioninfilm starting the week of September 3. Blocks of seats will also be reserved for fashion students from Parsons.