See who attended the exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image on July 10th.
Persol joined forces with the film industry in creating a series of events called Persol Magnificent Obsessions. The project started in 2011, curated by Michael Connor, and it compares the 30-step craftsmanship process of Persol glasses with that of producing a great film. The guests of the event had the opportunity to see rare artifacts from iconic films, behind the scenes notes, sketches and other materials used by the best filmmakers of the world. Persol Magnificent Obsessions: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film shows the stories of obsessive workmanship in film, such as Johnny Depp‘s extensive research for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Theadora Van Runkle‘s costume design for Bonnie and Clyde and The Thomas Crown Affair, or Jennifer Connelly making her own clothes to prepare for her role as an aspiring fashion designer in Requiem for a Dream.
Present at the event were some of the younger faces in cinema, such as Emma Roberts. The actress wore a stylish white and gold outfit, with shorts, layered necklaces and a pair of Persol sunglasses (get them here). Dare we say, the best look of the evening. Equally gorgeous, but probably just a bit over the top, was Emmy Rossum, who wore a floral gown in blue, black, white and red, with a precious bracelet.
Also present was Anna Kendrick, in a simple purple knee length dress and a pair of Persol sunglasses; Zosia Mamet, who couldn’t find the most flattering dress, but opted for a belted black maxi instead; Hilary Rhoda, who looked gorgeous in a botanic print pencil skirt and a black tank; and Marisa Tomei, who wore a weird printed dress of indefinite shape. Which one did you like best?