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TCM ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES FOLLOW THE THREAD TO PREMIERE ON JUNE 4

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Alicia Malone Hosts Industry Icons for In-Depth Examination on The History and Influence of Film and Fashion

Inspired by The Met’s New Exhibition In America: An Anthology of Fashion

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced today a new original limited series, Follow the Thread, hosted by TCM’s Alicia Malone. Exploring the synergies between fashion and film, this series will trace their influence across the past, present, and future of our culture. Presented on TCM (June 4) and HBO Max (June 17), Follow the Thread will cover a variety of topics at the intersection of film and fashion, inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s new exhibition, In America: An Anthology of Fashion.

Follow the Thread will feature in-depth industry conversations with experts including Tim Gunn; designers Bob MackieZac PosenJeremy Scott, and B Michael; costume designers Sandy PowellZaldy, Isis MussendenMark Bridges, and Deborah Nadoolman Landis; film and fashion historians Kimberly Truhler and Raissa Bretaña; and The Met’s Andrew Bolton (Wendy Yu Curator of The Costume Institute) and Sylvia Yount (Lawrence A. Fleischman Curator of The American Wing).

“We see fashion inspired by the silver screen gracing red carpets, runways, and city streets every day,” said Pola Changnon, general manager of TCM. “Fashion is yet another way for our fans to join these colorful worlds and show their passion for their favorite films, which is on display in Follow the Thread.”

Follow the Thread is in collaboration with The Met’s new exhibitionIn America: An Anthology of Fashion, with episodes shot on site. The exhibition features approximately 100 examples of men’s and women’s dressing dating from the 19th to the mid-late 20th century, revealing unfinished stories about American fashion.

As part of the exhibition, nine film directors have created fictional concepts, or “freeze frames,” that share new perspectives on American fashion through their own distinct aesthetics. The directors are Radha Blank, Janicza Bravo, Sofia Coppola, Julie Dash, Tom Ford, Regina King, Martin Scorsese, Autumn de Wilde, and Chloé Zhao.

TCM programming kicks off on its linear channel Saturday, June 4, and on HBO Max Friday, June 17, with more than 70 films featured in the series including:

  • Woman of the Year (1942)
  • The Fountainhead (1949)
  • Sabrina (1954)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Funny Face (1957)
  • Breathless (1961)
  • Belle de Jour (1967)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Blow-Up (1966)
  • Shaft (1971)
  • A Star is Born (1976)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • American Gigolo (1980)
  • Victor/Victoria (1982)
  • Tootsie (1982)
  • Risky Business (1983)
  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • Jackie Brown (1997)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
  • The Great Gatsby (2013)
  • Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
  • and many more

Another extension of Follow the Thread includes TCM’s recently announced partnership with Julien’s Auctions. The upcoming July “Hollywood Legends” auction event will feature more than 1,400 pieces of Hollywood history, including iconic fashion and jewelry worn by film stars Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Russell, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Follow the Thread_Presented On TCM x HBO Max

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