New Exhibit: 'Persol Magnificent Obsessions'

June 04, 2012 | by —Jessica Ferri | Homepage

A spotlight on W.E. in "Persol Magnificent Obsessions"

Opening June 14 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, "Persol Magnificent Obsessions" celebrates the painstaking workmanship that goes into making a film, from the casting to the costuming.

The world of film and fashion will be combined in ten spotlights featuring artifacts from groundbreaking films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s North by North West (1959), Pollock (2000), The Last Emperor (1987), and W.E.(2011). Exploring the many steps it takes to complete a film, the exhibit will show how essential the tiniest details are in creating an iconic image.

Sponsor Persol is an Italian brand that's been synonymous with the film industry for nearly a hundred years. Their sunglasses play important roles in classic films like La Dolce Vita and The Thomas Crown Affair—and the brand has been a constant supporter of the Venice and Tribeca film festivals. 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria

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