Stephanie Wood, Co-Curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Mary Quant exhibition, and Julian Vogel, fashion insider and producer of the documentary Vidal Sassoon: The Movie, will join Fashion & Cinema’s Joana Granero in a conversation about Mary Quant and other designers from the Swinging London scene as well as French designers like Courrèges and Paco Rabanne, their significance and their legacy.
The conversation will be followed by the screening of the film Two for the Road, where Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe included clothing by Mary Quant, Ken Scott and Paco Rabanne.
TWO FOR THE ROAD
dir: Stanley Donen
with Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney
UK | 1967 | 111 mins | col | cert. PG
Mark and Joanna are a married couple travelling by car in the South of France. Through the non-linear structure of the film, the viewer is shown previous trips made by the couple, as well as the development of their relationship. Style – whether it be through cars, clothing, hair-style or make-up – is critical in showing this evolution.
On this occasion Donen decided not to work with Givenchy, and instead tried something new. The result was an eclectic, dynamic wardrobe that included designs by Ken Scott, Michèle Rosier, Paco Rabanne, Mary Quant, Foale and Tuffin, Courrèges and many others. They all exude modernity and colour, with both a taste of Swinging London, and the French designers’ inclination for metal, plastic and other synthetic materials.
ABOUT STEPHANIE WOOD
Stephanie Wood is a project curator in the Department of Performance, Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria & Albert Museum, specialising in 20th and 21st century Fashion.
She is project curator of the upcoming Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto exhibition, opening September 2023.
Her previous exhibitions include Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion (2017) and Mary Quant (2019) which is currently touring to its 6th venue internationally at Kelvingrove, Glasgow and has been seen by over 1 million visitors to date.
Stephanie worked on the major redisplay of the V&A Fashion gallery (2012) and project managed the Fashion in Motion series staging live fashion events within the Museum (2011 – 2016).
ABOUT JULIAN VOGEL
For the past 35 years Julian Vogel has been heading up brand communications agency ModusBPCM in London. Part of the BPCM group with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Covering fashion and the luxury lifestyle sector
Julian has been involved with a broad collection of British and international names. From heritage to start ups, Young designers to house hold names. Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Terence Conran, Katharine Hamnett, Estée Lauder, are just a few of Vogel past clients.
Helping to craft and tell brand stories through a variety of platforms from events, campaigns, collaborations and partnership.
More recently expanding into hotels, wines and Spirits, art, design and architecture. Working with Belmond, Rosewood, Marriott International and architects Hassell.
The intersection of cultures has always been key with film and fashion a particularly keen expression for Julian. From providing costumes to working with director and commissioning work. In 2007, Julian was asked to join the team on Vidal Sassoon the movie. As an associate producer working closely with Director Michael Gordon. The film began as a 70th birthday present to the legendary hairdresser and grew into an award winning record of Sassoon life and legacy.
Vogel is a trustee of the Design Museum in London and part of the Corporate Advisory Board at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
ABOUT JOANA GRANERO
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.
THE SOHO HOTEL
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.