From well-dressed movie characters to fancy Oscars frocks, there's no doubt that film and fashion go hand in hand. Indeed, thanks to couture documentaries such as Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and biopics about industry icons like Coco Avant Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, sartorially inspired cinema has almost become its own genre.
Reel Fashion brings them all together, plus flicks starring chic actors and other dapper big-screen fare as well. The new weekly Palace Centro event isn't just a film program that boasts the stylish likes of Clueless, Pretty in Pink and Strictly Ballroom in its schedule — it's a celluloid look book.
Trust such a season to start with Australian documentary Women He's Undressed, which tells of the costume designer responsible for the threads behind everything from Casablanca to Some Like It Hot. The rest of the lineup follows in its well-heeled footsteps, featuring A Single Man by designer Tom Ford, the musical delights of 42nd Street and An American in Paris, and even the elegant original version of The Great Gatsby. Yes, these are movies you'd best don your finest outfits for.