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A Silver Screen Evening at Somerset House

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on Friday, 26 August 2016
Now summer is here, it is important to make the most of the light evenings and good weather we’ve been having of late. So when an invitation came through to attend the Somerset House Silver Screen to the Catwalk exhibition followed by the Film 4 screening, I was ready with my tartan blanket and Pimms!

The screening was hosted by Pamela Hutchinson, Polly Devlin and Amber Butchart who spoke about their inspirations of Fashion and how it’s portrayed through film. Polly had worked closely with Diana Vreeland in New York so had many an anecdote and funny tale, which kept the audience delighted- I particularly liked her story of being asked what was the next big thing in fashion. Her reply? Hay fever!


Amber also showed us how patterns and themes run through the storyline. When they got to the Audrey Hepburn slides I was all ears as she is my favourite actress (Think Pink!) We were also fully educated on other films such as The Red Shoes and Marlene Dietrich, which still inspires the fashions of today.

Afterwards we were treated to cocktails on the terrace (yes please, don't mind if I do), a 1950’s D’J who also danced amazingly and then the film started…

I loved how everyone had picnics and blankets spread out in the courtyard. I had obviously positioned mine in the correct place as the chaps next to my friend and I kindly offered us some homemade rolls. Let's just say they didn’t last long!

Watching a film outside is a very unique experience and quite refreshing seeing the sun set behind Somerset House on a beautiful Sunday evening- a lovely end to a lovely week.
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