French Film, Fashion, and Food – It’s Cannes Night at the Film Forum

Join us for a very special evening on Friday, May 15th.  It’s the beginning of the iconic Cannes Film Festival in the south of France, and we are celebrating French Film, Food and Fashion.

Our Film, “Dior and I”, is an insider’s view of the House of Dior as their new designer, Raf Simons, creates his first Haute Couture collection. A big hit at the Tribeca Film Festival, Dior and I melds the everyday, pressure-filled aspects of fashion design with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, “Dior and I” is a colorful homage to the seamstresses who sew Simon’s vision (by hand, from start to finish)  (90 min). We get a rare, inside glimpse into this process of creating impossibly complex garments by hand.

The evening begins with…

French Food and Wine.  The party starts at seven.  TC Paris, the highly authentic French bakery in Saratoga Springs is serving a lovely selection of the savory and sweet, including dishes from their new summer menu, and their famous French Macarons. You’ll also enjoy a selection of cheeses from Putnam Market, and French wine from the Rhone Valley.


Local Designer Kim Vanyo debuts her new Spring/Summer Collection

Kimism, the Ready To Wear line from Kim Vanyo, represents unconventional, creative alternatives to basic wardrobe pieces. Be the first to see the Spring/Summer collection. Kim also designs and creates custom couture formalwear. Trained at the highly prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, Kim has an unconventional, artful approach to all of her work.  Her designs are rich with color, inventive texture and pattern. Fit and workmanship are at the center of every garment.

 And the piece de resistance…

“Dior and I” Regional PremiereDocumentary films can be deliciously fun. “Here, Tcheng acts less like a fly on the wall at the House of Dior and more like a silkworm creating the threads. So intimate is his camera that the viewer can feel the fabric of the dresses being made with a special technique called imprimé chaîne (printing the thread before weaving) for newly-minted Dior creative director Raf Simons’ first haute couture show.” (IndieWire). “Like “Ballet 422,” Jody Lee Lipes’s recent film about the choreographer Justin Peck, “Dior and I” generates momentum and interest by showing deadline-driven creative work. In both cases, there is a counterpoint of individual vision and collaborative labor. Mr. Simons, assisted by his longtime collaborator Pieter Mulier, delves into contemporary art and Dior’s history in search of inspiration.” (The New York Times)


Food and wine tasting are included in the price of your ticket. Wine available by the class, at our cash bar.

 Reserve in advance, s’il vous plait, Tickets are $50 per person 

Tickets and Memberships may be purchased on our website

(Cannes Party “button” is just below the film line up on the home page)

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