September 1, 2010

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Coco Chanel

Screening of Funny Face, directed by Stanley Donen
"Stanley is a master moviemaker. His knowledge of film is boundless, from his clever camera technique and choreographic grace, to his finely tuned musical ear, to his exquisite taste in color design and story sense. Most important, in my estimation, is that he combines these remarkable professional talents with an extraordinary amount of sensitivity and patience, and, above all else, a tremendous sense of humor. [...] And only for Stanley would I have shown the nerve to dance with Fred Astaire." Audrey Hepburn, Excerpted from the Introduction to Dancing on the Ceiling:
Stanley Donen and His Movies by Stephen M. Silverman
Alliance Française of Johannesburg, Saturday 4 September, from 7pm.

Get started for a glamorous event! DIBUKA* invites you to the open-air screening of Funny Face, directed by Stanley Donen at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg.

This movie is a zippy satire of fifties fashion magazines, the beatnik fad, and pop culture flourishes all wrapped up in an intoxicating package of bright, effervescent George and Ira Gershwin tunes.

To warm up to this exciting evening, Thesis Concept Store, a regular feature at Johannesburg Fashion Week, will exhibit their last photo campaign “I love Soweto” in the dedicated gallery space.

After the screening, be sure not to miss a unique and selective creative sale of SA’s renowned designers and upcoming talented creators! For the pickiest fashionistas, some incredible vintage and accessories will also be available!

And as if it wasn’t enough, DJ Romz Deluxe will make you lose your mind with his funky eclectic mix of sounds!

But when midnight strikes, time to move to The Oxford, the hot new venue in Illovo! A limited amount of free coupons will be available at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg on the night of the event.

And being a fashion victim doesn’t mean that you have to starve! A food basket will be on sale, for people wishing to indulge in the best French cuisine for R 130 per person!

So bring along your favourite picnic blanket, put on your sexiest dancing shoes, and join us for a night full of surprises under Jozi’s dazzling night sky!

*DIBUKA, the result of a partnership between the French Embassy in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, is a multi-media library and information centre focusing on France and contemporary francophone culture. Through its multimedia collections, it offers an access to francophone news, and acts as a resource hub for all learners and educators of the French Language. (

For more information and/or media queries please contact
Emilie Demon: 0730750352/ 0116461115,

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