About this Event

Movie poster for Marie Antoinette starring Kirsten Dunst

Whether subtle or extravagant, a film’s costume design conveys its social fabric – the essential storytelling elements of time, place, personality and more. In conjunction with Isabelle De Borchgrave’s exquisite exhibition, WAM and have curated a series of films that span the decades, to celebrate the art of costume design on screen. These films feature iconic costumes that are unforgettable and often scene stealing. Joining us are local experts and aficionados who will contextualize the costumes as they relate to each story.

Marie Antoinette, Directed by Sofia Coppola, 2006

Special Guest: Monika Stockton Maddux
Monika Stockton Maddux is a multidisciplinary American artist and visionary. She is co-founder of No Craft Left Behind Foundation, a resource to help Creatives pursue a life in the Art, and Creativity Preservation Society, an Artist Residency program for Master Builder Artists to assist in the restoration and preservation of historical home. She is best known for MONIKAHOUSE – a grassroots community event venue for local and touring live musical acts and Visual Artists. She transformed an 1887 Queen Anne Manor into Monika’s Life Size Dollhouse in March of 2019, hailed across the globe as “the city’s most powerful art experience” (John Darr, Sunflower Newspaper, Hyperallergic)
About the film: An Austrian teenager (Kirsten Dunst) marries the Dauphin (Jason Schwartzman) of France and becomes that country’s queen following the death of King Louis XV (Judy Davis) in 1774. Years later, after a life of luxury and privilege, Marie Antoinette loses her head during the French Revolution (Winner, Best Costume Design 2007, Academy Awards).

Tickets are $10 general public, free to WAM members, and may be purchased at the door.