COPENHAGEN FASHION FILM POP-UP FESTIVAL 2020

This year we present a small pop-up festival with three unique films, all celebrating the fashion icon Pierre Cardin.

Get a unique insight into Pierre Cardin’s creative universe with the new documentary House of Cardin (2019), which tells the story of the fashion and furniture designer, who was born in Italy, but first and foremost is associated with French fashion. 

Pierre Cardin has a penchant for geometric shapes and unisex designs, often ignoring the female shapes. In the 1960s, he dressed The Beatles in the modern gray suits that later became legendary. 

We focus on Cardin as a film costume designer and present the range of his work. In Jean Cocteau’s The Beauty and the Beast (1946), we see how Cardin’s unique costumes create the atmosphere and set the frame in the film. The film is presented by one of Copenhagen’s greatest designers, Nicholas Nybro, who as well has created costumes for the film media. You can also look forward to the bang bang classic A Dandy in Aspic (1968) starring Mia Farrow. The film’s costumes are a stylish image of the fashion of the time, and it is very easy to see Pierre Cardin’s style and distinctive design expressed here. 

HOUSE OF CARDIN (2019)

We are very happy to present the brand new documentary House of Cardin (2019) in Cinemateket Wednesday, February 5 at 8pm. Get a unique insight into Pierre Cardin’s creative universe in the documentary, which tells the story of the fashion and furniture designer and genius. Copenhagen Fashion Film presents this year a small pop-up festival with three unique films, all celebrating the fashion icon Pierre Cardin. The film will be presented by Ane Lynge-Jorlén.

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A DANDY IN ASPIC (1968)

A double agent hired to kill himself? Get ready for a classic bang bang spy film with Mia Farrow and Laurence Harvey. Mia Farrow’s costumes are all created by Pierre Cardin, and both show the specific time period and its characteristics fashion style and manifests Cardin as a designer. We will be screening the film in Cinemateket, February 7 at 7.15 pm. The film is presented by Else Skjold.

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LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE (1946)

In Jean Cocteau’s film The Beauty and the Beast (1946), Pierre Cardin has created many of the film’s beautiful and unique costumes, all manifesting his special craftsmanship and creativity. The film also became a stepping stone to his further career in both film and design. You can see this classic fairytale about Belle, who is forced to live with the beast, an enchanted prince, in Cinemateket Saturday, February 8 at 4.45 pm. The film is presented by one of Copenhagen’s greatest designers, Nicholas Nybro.

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