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Parsons School of Design fashion critic direction audio recordings ➔ Critic session with Mary Ann Restivo

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Mary Ann Restivo (speaker)


September 6 1995


In this audio recording, fashion designer Mary Ann Restivo discusses a student project based on the 1954 film, Sabrina. She argues for a "return to elegance," embodied by the original production, starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, not the 1995 re-make. Restivo explains that students should choose scenes from the film to inspire their designs. She also discusses how Hollywood influences fashion designers and visa versa. Restivo distributes images illustrating elegance. In the fashion show program, this project is titled, "Sabrina."





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