On the Big Screen This Month:
Jan. 24-27: The Apartment, Esquire Theatre, Cincinnati, OH
Jan. 26: Cabaret, Lucas Center for the Arts, Savannah, GA
Jan. 30: Suspicion, Landmark Ken Cinema, San Diego, CA
Name That Designer:
Ten Iconic Gowns
Steve McQueen’s Le Mans Watch
Throughout 2019, the Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer has been highlighting the 50th anniversary of its iconic Monaco Calibre 11, releasing five commemorative editions to celebrate five decades. But fans of racing and classic films can still buy a version of the original, prominently seen on the wrist of Steve McQueen in 1971’s Le Mans. With its unique square case and left-hand crown, the automatic chronograph always get noticed. Click here for details.
“Power Mode: The Force of Fashion” opened in mid-December at The Museum at FIT in New York and is showing through May 9th, 2020, and among the looks in this exploration of power dressing is this 1979 suit by Yves Saint Laurent, a gift to the museum from Lauren Bacall, who discussed in her 1985 autobiography, By Myself, how much she loved clothes. (Image courtesy of The Museum at FIT.)
Screen Chic Film of the Month
This John Cromwell-directed film is said to have inspired Casablanca, but Algiers is also notable for featuring Hedy Lamarr in her first American role
post-Ecstasy, the 1933 Czech film that caused a sensation for its pre-Code erotic scenes (and put Lamarr on the path to stardom). Here, in costumes by Irene Lentz, Lamarr stars opposite Charles Boyer, who plays a romantic jewel thief who must decide whether love is more important than evading the police.