MARC JACOBS ON FILM: The fashion world might still be abuzz about “The September Issue,” but as far as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is concerned, it’s all about Marc Jacobs for the next week. The Melbourne-based center has curated what it believes is the first film festival dedicated to Jacobs’ work, as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Running from Saturday to Sept. 6, “Marc Jacobs on Film” is the fourth in a series of ACMI fashion film festivals, which have previously looked at Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Christian Dior. Opening with Loïc Prigent’s 2007 documentary “Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton,” 23 screenings over the following seven days will also showcase “Louis Vuitton, Champs-Elysées, The Countdown,” in addition to Don Munroe’s “Marc Jacobs’ New York,” a series of 1985 to 1987 vignettes from Andy Warhol’s “Fifteen Minutes” television program; Wes Anderson’s 2007 “The Darjeeling Limited;” a 60-minute film documenting 25 years of Jacobs’ runway shows, and James Ivory’s 1989 “Slaves Of New York,” which sets the Eighties creative scene in which Jacobs debuted. While ACMI film curator James Nolen said neither the Marc Jacobs nor Louis Vuitton companies provided any assistance — or indeed, acknowledgment — during the six months it took him to track the films down, Nolen did manage to muster some enthusiasm from one Jacobs acolyte. Fashion blogger Bryanboy, who recently starred in a 50-minute documentary on Jacobs’ fall season for Marc Jacobs Japan, has been flown in to launch the festival and introduce every evening screening — accompanied by the ostrich skin “BB” bag from Jacobs’ fall 2008 collection that was named after him.
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