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Polyester Panache

Last year was all about the 80s: neon, Boombox... and isn't it Kramers' Theorem that time moves in reverse? So, we're now back to the 70s.

Timely then is this weekend's screening of Viva. Released last year, director Anne Biller's rift on cult classic Valley of the Dolls was the style star of film festivals worldwide; it does that kitch inspiration thing to a T. While there's orgies and bohemia, the main draw is Barbi's (the main character) wardrobe and techni-color sets. A feast for the senses.

Catch it this Saturday as part of the Whitechapel Gallery's 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' event.

Alternatively, if you've tired of vintage chic check out a selection of films that explore the changing relationship between fashion and film (Bella Frued and John Malkovich are among the contributing directors). As an extra bonus you get Bella live at the post-film discussion panel. This Sunday at the ICA.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls at Whitechapel Gallery - Saturday Mar 8
Part of the East Festival

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