FILM + PANEL: From Sharp Suits to Sharp Minds

Saturday 21 February | CCA Glasgow | 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Glasgow Film Festival and a collective of MSc Film Exhibition and Curation students from The University of Edinburgh invite you to an inspirational afternoon tracing the many faces of power dressing, past and present.

Start the day with the iconic on-screen shoulder pads of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce (1945), and join our panel discussion to hear about wearable power today – from the evolution of film costume to Glaswegian street style.

FILM: MILDRED PIERCE
1 PM / CCA / £5 / Buy your ticket here

Joan Crawford suits up for the role of Mildred Pierce in this American noir by Michael Curtiz. Determined to provide her aspirational daughter with the luxuries of life, Mildred works her way up to become an independent and successful businesswoman.

PANEL: IS THE POWER SUIT DEAD?
4 PM / CCA / Free

Since the heyday of 1940s shoulder pads, suits have been used to illustrate power on screen. But what constitutes power dressing today? A panel of scholars and fashion professionals will discuss wearable power, focussing on the intersection of film and costume, the topical concern of the ‘power suit’ and the role of power dressing in society.

SPEAKERS
Igor Termenón Fashion and Portrait Photographer whose work has been commissioned by clients such as Elle UK, i-D, Nylon and Vice | Kelly McGrath Menswear and textile Designer, winner of Scotland RE:Designed New Talent Award 2014 | Mairi Mackenzie Research Fellow at Glasgow School of Art, Fashion Historian, Writer and Curator as well as Programmer for Fashion Cultures – a programme of events celebrating the role fashion plays within the culture of Glasgow Sarah GilliganLecturer at the School of Design, Multimedia and IT at Hartlepool College, currently completing her monograph Fashion and Film: Costume, Gender and Stardom in Contemporary Cinema.

Read more about the panelists here.

The panel will be preceded by a short clip reel mapping the history of female power dressing on screen.

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