Fashion

ACI Nouveau Hosts Blow-Up Screening Wednesday

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For local photographer and stylist Celine Hacche, Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 masterpiece Blow-Up is more than a sexy thriller. It was one of her first major sources of fashion inspiration. Repeatedly watching the movie on VHS inspired a mod phase -- and an incurable crush on actor David Hemmings, who portrays the film's fashion photographer protagonist who believes he's snapped an image of a murder.

It's merely a coincidence that the film was released the same year the Arizona Costume Institute was founded to support the Phoenix Art Museum's Fashion Design Department. But, because of both, ACI Nouveau, the burgeoning 35-and-younger division of the Arizona Costume Institute (ACI), will host a screening of the stylish, Swinging London-set film on Wednesday at FilmBar.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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