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Jackie with Costume Designer Madeline Fontaine and Kinvara Balfour

WED 8 FEB 2017 | 8:30PM

17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT

Nominated for the 2017 Best Costume Design BAFTA Award for her work on this film, Madeline Fontaine joined us for a unique on-stage conversation about designing the wardrobe for Jackie and the collaboration with Pablo Larraín and Natalie Portman.


dir: Pablo Larraín
with Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant

Chile/France/US | 2016 | 100 mins | cert. 15 | col/B&W

Based on an interview Jackie Kennedy gave to a Life magazine reporter shortly after her husband’s assassination, Pablo Larraín’s Jackie is an exciting and subtly emotional portrait of an extraordinary woman in extraordinary circumstances. Amidst the political, press and family pressures she has the presence of mind to recognise that this is her only chance to protect and define her husband’s legacy. Natalie Portman’s ability to create a resemblance to Jackie Kennedy goes beyond the physical looks and transcends to the way of she moves, speaks and bears her clothes. The work of Costume Designer Madeline Fontaine is a fabulous as well as an accurate representation of Jackie Kennedy’s style during her White House years.

The screening was preceded by an on-stage conversation with Costume Designer Madeline Fontaine about her work for the film and her collaboration with actress Natalie Portman.


Well known for her work in films such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie and A Very Long Engagement, both with Audrey Tautou, Madeline Fontaine has two César Awards to her credit as well as several nominations – including a BAFTA nomination this year for her work on Jackie.


Kinvara Balfour is a director, producer, writer and speaker. Her work spans the worlds of fashion, tech, theatre and film. She has advised and directed the launch of several major tech start-ups in UK and USA and speaks at conferences around the world about fashion, tech and the zeitgeist. She has also written and performed in several plays. She is currently developing a docu-series about creative visionaries and mavericks, filmed with the iPhone and set to air online later this year.

As of 2014, Kinvara hosts Fashion in Conversation with Apple Inc., an exclusive series of interviews with creative icons at the Apple store in London and New York which is available to an audience of over 900 million on iTunes.

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