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Jeanne du Barry with Maïwenn and Jürgen Doering

SUN 14 APR 2024 | 4:30PM

4 Richmond Mews
London, W1D 3DH

How to dress Jeanne du Barry? How do clothes help to become Jeanne du Barry? On this unique occasion, director and lead actress Maïwenn and Costume Designer Jürgen Doering will join Fashion & Cinema’s Joana Granero to enlighten us about the work behind the creation of the film’s costumes, Chanel’s collaboration in putting together the wardrobe for this refined woman who was ahead of her time and so much more.

The special preview of the film Jeanne du Barry will be followed by a Q&A with Maïwenn and Jürgen Doering.


dir: Maïwenn
with Maïwenn, Johnny Depp, Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud, Robin Renucci, Pierre Richard, Diego Le Fur, Pauline Pollmann, India Hair

France/Belgium/UK/Russia/Saudi Arabia | 2023 | 117 min | cert. 15
In French, Latin and German with Engish subtitles | Screening courtesy of IN.2

Freely inspired by the life of Jeanne Vaubernier, who was born into poverty and went on to scandalise the Court of Louis XV by becoming his last mistress, Maiwenn’s film is a surprisingly emotional and straight forward take on Jeanne’s life and her relationship to the King. A woman who uses her intellect and charms to climb the social ladder, she manages to to become the king’s favourite courtesan, reigniting his appetite for life. Considered a lowly courtesan, she was never welcomed at the court of Versailles and her commoner status overshadowed the exceptional contributions to the arts, fashion and culture by this refined woman who was ahead of her time.

The costumes created by Jürgen Doering with the collaboration of Chanel are a feast for the eyes, with a very nuanced and subtle approach to Jeanne du Barry’s character and transcribing the era with a breath of fresh air.


Jürgen Doering’s career is outstanding. The German-born, Paris-based Costume Designer, has created costumes for Jane Fonda and Geraldine Chaplin (All Together), Sophie Marceau (Lol), Cécile de France (Summertime), Catherine Deneuve (Farewell to the Night) and other French stars.

His collaboration with filmmaker Olivier Assayas starts as early as 2002 in Demon Lover, in which he actually plays the Stylist and follows with Clean, Paris, je t’aime, the TV mini-series Carlos, Something in the Air, Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper, Wasp Network and the Irma Vep TV mini-series. His work on Maïwenn’s Jeanne du Barry won him a Best Costume Design César award nomination.


Fascinated by the then underexplored relationship between fashion, cinema and costume design, Joana founded Fashion & Cinema in 2012.

Born in Tarragona, she graduated in Law from the University of Barcelona, obtaining later a Msc in Political and Social Theory from Birkbeck College. After working in publishing in London, Joana focused on the ideation and production of film and cultural events, creating in 2005 the London Spanish Film Festival. In 2008 the Ambassador of Spain in London awarded her with the civil merit medal (Orden de Isabel la Católica) in recognition of her work with Spanish cinema in London. With some twenty years of experience in the sector, she also works as an independent curator, producer and lecturer.


Hosted in a luxury screening room at The Soho Hotel, the hotel is based in the heart of London’s entertainment neighbourhood. Following the film, enjoy a three course meal at Refuel Bar & Restaurant with a menu that celebrates fresh, seasonal produce.

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