The title, If Looks Could Kill, has taken on an entire different meaning from May 4th-May 13th, 2012, as the Museum of the Moving Image in New York collaborates with the London-Based Fashion in Film Festival and the London College of Fashion to bring the exhibition, research, and education to the States. The festival, curated by Marketa Uhlirova and Davis Schwartz, with Associate curator, Christel Tsilibaris, explores the compelling links between cinema, television, fashion, crime, and violence. The festival will cover themes of disguise, desire, and corruption of beauty by featuring characters, costumes, styling, gestures, and cinematic genres covering thriller, gangster, film noir, and horror.
Various movie screenings will occur every day, giving you a chance to catch a flick, learn about the research, and listen to guest speakers, including costume designers John Dunn and Lisa Padovani from Boardwalk Empire, assistant costume designer, Lauren Press, from The Sopranos, Shelley Fox, a professor of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design, Betsey Wissinger, a professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community college, and film scholar, Tom Gunning. Do not miss your chance to check out this phenomenal series of events!