La Dolce Vita

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Federico Fellini defined "decadence" for a generation with this widescreen, epic vision of Rome at the height of the postwar Italian economic miracle. See La Dolce Vita with us on Tuesday, October 18th.

Existential despair never looked so chic as in Federico Fellini's famed panorama of Rome's "sweet life," which defined decadence for a generation. Sporting slim-fitting suits, skinny ties and shades both day and night, Marcello Mastroianni became a style icon playing a writer turned gossip columnist who drifts from party to party, a detached observer of the Eternal City's frenzy of false miracles, promiscuous sex and spiritual emptiness. Containing some of the most memorable imagery in all cinema — perhaps most famously the voluptuous Anita Ekberg cavorting in the Trevi Fountain — La Dolce Vita was both a reflection and a generator of fashion trends: Ekberg's eye-popping dress was designed by the famed Fontana sisters, while TOM FORD would later take inspiration from Anouk Aimée's cat's-eye sunglasses to create his retro-style "Anouk" eyewear.

Want more style on screen? Check out our upcoming screenings:

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