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04 Jun 2014

FUNNY FACE – An exclusive screening of THE fashion film 0  

Posted in Fashion, Film, News & events, Romance

Like most women, if you asked us to name the most stylish, iconic film star of all time we’d have to plump for Audrey Hepburn.

From Holly Golightly’s all-time classic little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, through to the iconic image of her princess astride a scooter in Roman Holiday – complete with oh-so-chic neck scarf -Hepburn has given us some of cinema’s most unique and enduring looks. So naturally, as the official hotel of London Fashion Week, we’re big fans of Audrey here at The May Fair.

Hepburn in Funny Face

Of course, with almost everyone woman’s wardrobe informed by Audrey Hepburn in one way or another, we aren’t the only fans. Notting Hill based luxury vintage boutique The Gathering Goddess have made her their ‘Goddess of the Month’ and as part of their Vintage Screenings program are hosting an exclusive, sold-out showing of her 1957 film Funny Face in The May Fair’s luxurious private screening room this evening.

As well as Hepburn, the musical also stars another of Hollywood’s screen icons, Fred Astaire and tells the story of a would-be philosopher turned model and her burgeoning relationship with a photographer. From their witty banter to their playful yet loveable duets, the chemistry between Astaire and Hepburn lights up the screen, depicting the world of fashion from an entirely new angle. Satirizing some of fashion’s most poignant stereotypes, and featuring a wardrobe by Hubert du Givenchy, Funny Face is the fashion film.

Funny Face

Introduced by actress and model Gemma Chan, and hosted in conjunction with luxury online fashion retailer Farfetch, the screening will be preceded by a cocktail reception in The May Fair’s stunning atrium, complete with some soulful live jazz.

Following the sold-out screening there will also be the opportunity to shop some vintage treasures, though we can’t promise you’ll managed to find one of Givenchy’s LBDs!

Remember to follow The May Fair on twitter and Facebook for details of more events like this, and be sure to check out The Gathering Goddess and their Vintage Screenings program.

Click here for more details about The May Fair’s private screening room.

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