February 3, 2012

Just one week preceding the madness that is New York Fashion Week, noted fashion photographers Bon Duke, Stephen Frailey, and Jimmy Moffatis hosted the annual New York Fashion Film Festival. The event—which is in its second year—attracted a flurry of fashion enthusiasts, who attended screenings of some of the industry’s most highly revered films.

The event began with a reception, where guests socialized while sipping on complimentary wine, followed by the presentation of 22 short films. Each of the films was directed by the likes of fashion photography heavyweights Inez & Vinoodh, Nick Knight, Alex Prager, and Steven Meisel. Also in attendance were some of the industry’s most coveted labels, including Chanel, Balmain, and Marc Jacobs.

Attendees had the chance to sit in on an in-depth discussion regarding the impact of such films on the fashion industry. Writer Glenn O’Brien moderated a group of panelists, comprised of Global Executive Director and Partner at Wieden + Kennedy, John Jay; film director and photographer Poppy de Villeneuve; and Deputy Design Editor at T Magazine, Alix Browne, who led the discussion. As the seminar drew to a close, the discussion became an open forum encouraging questions and comments from the audience. Of course, the one question that remains to be answered: what’s next in the ever-growing industry of fashion film?

Janie Taylor for Chloé on Nowness.com.

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