Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sundance: Yves, Chanel, Marc & LV, Karl, and More!

So glad I added it to my lineup this month. If you can't be in NY for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, get your fix through some great films.DVRing every single thing for repetitive watching. Though I am a purist, and somehow like that old-fashioned connection of watching something as it airs, at the same time other people are tuning in.

The Marc/LV film was out in France months ago, but is debuting here in the US on Sundance. Looking forward to all of the pieces, and to learn more about Florence Broadhurst who will likely be a fashion inspiration for me.... And I haven't seen Signé Chanel yet, and look forward to seeing the little old lady who braided the trim on my Chanel jacket in her barn.

The Sundance Channel celebrates chic with the presentation of “Ready to Watch,” six nights of style-oriented feature films and documentary series during New York’s Fashion Week from February 4th through the 9th. The “Ready To Watch” feature documentary lineup includes the U.S. television premiere of Loïc Prigent’s Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton; Douglas Keeve’s Seamless; Gero von Boehm’s Karl Lagerfeld is Never Happy Anyway; David Teboul’s Yves St. Laurent: 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris; and Gillian Armstrong’s Unfolding Florence. Rounding out the feature film selections is William Klein’s 1966 comedy Who Are You Polly Maggoo?.
“Ready to Watch” also presents rebroadcasts of two documentary series, Loïc Prigent’s five-part “Signé Chanel” and the Sundance Channel original eight-part series “House of Boateng.” “Ready to Watch” airs from Monday, February 4th through Saturday, February 9th. Programming on Monday, February 4th begins at 4:30pm et/pt; from February 5th to 9th, programming begins at 7:00pm et/pt.

The centerpiece of “Ready to Watch” is the U.S. television premiere of Loïc Prigent’s documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, which journeys inside the professional world of 44-year-old designer Marc Jacobs. Skipping from New York to Tokyo to Paris, the film follows Jacobs and his team as they conceptualize, refine and execute two Spring 2007 ready-to-wear collections, one for Jacobs’ eponymous American label, and the other for the venerable French luxury house Louis Vuitton.

Additional “Ready to Watch” documentaries include Unfolding Florence, director Gillian Armstrong’s offbeat biography of Australian interior design doyenne (and murder victim) Florence Broadhurst; Karl Lagerfeld is Never Happy Anyway, Gero von Boehm’s profile of the German powerhouse who helms Chanel, Fendi and his own signature line; Seamless, Douglas Keeve’s look at several up-and-coming New York designers; and Yves St. Laurent: Avenue Marceau, Paris 75116, David Teboul’s behind-the-scenes snapshot of the legendary couturier at work on his final women’s collection. The series’ concluding feature is Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, photographer/filmmaker William Klein’s seminal 1966 comedy about an American supermodel in Paris.

“Ready to Watch” kicks off on February 4th with a marathon presentation of Loïc Prigent’s acclaimed five-part miniseries “Signé Chanel,” which documents the creation of the House of Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2004-2005 couture collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

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