LIKE A HEM TO A DRESS: How closely intertwined are the worlds of fashion and film? Well, one could say that the two creative spheres are linked in the way a hem borders a dress or a collar is sewn to a jacket. They're part of each other, in short, and have been since the very beginning. Any time a movie character wears something, anything, a sartorial statement is being made (and, we suppose, if a character wears nothing, that, too, is a very specific and memorable statement). But fashion itself, apart from the costuming arts, plays its own role in the annals of moviedom. Consider those flicks set on runways or the documentaries that have followed top design houses as they put together a new collection. That's a whole sparkly subsection of film history, and one that the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival pays tribute to each year. Billed as "the world's largest gathering of fashion filmmakers," the LJFFF is set to roll -- or strut, rather, with shoulders back and chin pointed up -- on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.
ON THE STYLE ROSTER: A Karl Lagerfeld film retrospective is one of the two-day party's highlights (perhaps you've seen the designer's recent short film starring Keira Knightly as Coco Chanel; look for that during the festival). Awards shall be given out as well -- hairstyling, make-up, and fashion get their own categories -- and panels and screenings will fill out the schedule. Bet a number of brand and designer reps'll be on the social circuit, too, during the festival. Will you favorite design house, clothing line, or sartorial-minded maverick be in the mix? Keep an eye on the LJFFF updates.