The New Black episode 5 – Fashion & Film

by Patsyfox on January 21, 2018


Do you know any Oscar winners? Well after today’s episode of The New Black on 3RRRFM I can say I do! The show kicked off with Paola Di Trocchio, acting senior curator of fashion and textiles at the NGV. We chatted about the growing popularity of fashion exhibitions in major Art galleries here and around the world. I tried hard to get a scoop about the next upcoming fashion blockbuster but she’s a hard nut to crack – I had to settle for the current Triennial, which she assured me includes a generous quota of fashion..


Next up I chatted with ACMI’s film programmer and resident stylish guy James Nolen. We talked about ACMI’s regular fashion film programs, including the one upcoming in March as part of VAMFF – it will feature two brilliant fashion films – one about Yves Saint Laurent and his gorgeous drawings, the other about Manolo Blahnik, who I love because he always has and does use fashion illustrations in his ad campaigns. BRAVO.


The show did not slacken pace – my final guest was Oscar/BAFTA/AFI/Tony/Olivier/Helpmann-award-winning costume designer Tim Chappel. He’s in town for the opening of the 10th anniversary tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical. I got to ask him about having that statue handed to him by Sharon Stone, and hear what it’s like to be handed the keys to Hollywood. I was also astounded to discover there are 500 costumes as part of this musical! It will be an extravaganza that you can check out here.

Angie-Rehe-Tim-ChappelThe lovely and talented Tim Chappel, and me!


(left to right) James Nolen, Paola Di Trocchio, and Tim Chappel, bonding in the 3RRR studios.

Listen back to the show here!