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Mode in France

Directed by William Klein
France, 1984
Documentary

Synopsis

Moving as fast as models down the runway in a high-speed fashion show, this often superficial if not specious look at the philosophy and meaning of fashion is at its best when the models are walking and not talking.

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Mode in France Directed by William Klein

Critics reviews

Mode in France is marked by a gaggle of stylistic gambits that evidence Klein’s status as a post-Godardian documentarian. What would have been unremarkable footage of a fashion show is analyzed through a stuttering effect (a reworking of the slow-motion and strategic pausing used by Godard in Sauve qui peut (la vie)) that undermines and decomposes the fluidity and determination of runway models at work.
March 27, 2013
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