Fashion icon Diane Pernet, arguably the world’s first fashion blogger and founder of the world’s first film festival dedicated to fashion, style, and beauty, “A Shaded View on Fashion Film,” announces the 12th edition of the festival from October 6 to 9, 2020.
This year, ASVOFF founder Diane Pernet has curated a program that highlights the incredible versatility of the fashion film genre, from sustainability to gender equality. The roster of films features famous fashion faces like Dita Von Teese, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Rossy de Palma, and Boy George, as well as fashion brands like Gucci, Comme Des Garcons, Jean Paul Gaultier, Phipps, and Marni. The films will be shown online only for this Quarantine Edition of ASVOFF, exploring life in the Zoom era and lessons learned in isolation.
The opening day of ASVOFF 12 will be the Paris premiere of the film Dos Fridas by Ishtar Yasin featuring Maria de Medeiros as the nurse of Frida Kahlo, followed by interviews of both the director and the actor in the starring role. The film lineup for this quarantine-inspired film festival includes an AI-inspired animated feature by NDA Paris, diaristic musings from gender identity-focused film by Jordan Blady, fashion student films, Zoom talks with industry leaders, like Gossip Girls costume designer Eric Daman, alongside an esteemed jury of fashion and film leaders including Roger Avary, Oscar award-winning screenplay co-writer of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, as well as French fashion designer Marine Serre and film producer Cori Coppola, among others.
2020 Film Highlights:
Inside Jean Paul Gaultier’s Last Couture Show
Spirit of Freedom
Public Choice Prize