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The Art of Influence at The Nick

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - January 17 @ 9:00 pm

To celebrate exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous in its closing days at the Columbia Museum of Art, The Nick teams up with the museum for a two-part film series exploring creative connections behind some of McQueen’s most iconic looks on the runway. As visitors to the exhibition can see, McQueen took inspiration from many aspects of popular culture for his designs and runway shows, and that is especially true when it comes to popular films.

Gather at The Nick Wednesday, January 10, for a screening of the first film, Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford. This iconic film’s influence on McQueen is evident in his designs for Givenchy’s Autumn/Winter 1999 Collection and its accompanying fashion show, where models donned the trademark pinup “bumper bang” hairstyle and shoulder-padded outfits mimicking the looks famously worn by Sean Young’s character Racheal. After the screening, stay for a 30-minute talkback with Carleen Maur, USC assistant professor of media arts, and Glenna Barlow, CMA curator of education.

Then on Wednesday, January 17, there will be a screening of the second and final film in the series, Stanley Kubrick’s classic The Shining (1980), starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. This iconic film’s influence on McQueen is evident in the designs for his eponymous label’s Autumn/Winter 1999 Collection, The Overlook — named for the hotel in the film — and in the snow-covered catwalks of its runway show. After the screening, stay for a 30-minute talkback with Dr. Julia Elliott, USC professor of women’s and gender studies — whose current research and teaching interests include horror films — and Jackie Adams, CMA director of art and learning and in-house curator of Rendez-Vous.

Tickets are $15 / $12 for Nick and CMA members. The member code is “mcqueen3” for $3 off.

Tickets and details: https://nickelodeon.org/series/the-art-of-influence/


January 10 @ 6:00 pm
January 17 @ 9:00 pm
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Nickelodeon Theater
1607 Main Street
Columbia, SC United States
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