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MFAH Film – Movies Houstonians Love / Reel Fashion: Mahogany (Presented by Joy Sewing)

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MFAH Film – Movies Houstonians Love / Reel Fashion: Mahogany (Presented by Joy Sewing)

December 02, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston,TX 77006
$2 - $5101
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents the Reel Fashion film series.

Delight in memorable films about the world of fashion!

This series is inspired by the exhibition The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta.

Often surprising and always intriguing, Movies Houstonians Love has become one of the Museum’s most popular film series.

Local luminaries from different fields—the arts, politics, sports, education, restaurants, medicine, and beyond—share anecdotes from their personal moviegoing histories, and then take a seat to enjoy the incomparable experience of watching the film on the big screen, with an audience.


Director  Berry Gordy
Released 1975
Country  USA
Running Time  99 minutes

Presented by Joy Sewing, fashion & beauty editor, “Houston Chronicle”

An ambitious and aspiring designer (Diana Ross) from the Chicago slums puts herself through fashion school with hopes of being a top international designer.

Along the way, she becomes a rich, deliciously decadent global supermodel, thanks in part to a fashion photographer (Anthony Perkins) who reinvents her as his muse.

However, she is torn when her activist boyfriend (Billy Dee Williams) wants her to sacrifice her dreams as he pursues a political future.

About the presenter
Before she could even write her name as a child, Joy Sewing knew she would become a journalist. The Houston native covers fashion, beauty, fitness, and other lifestyle topics for the Houston Chronicle.

A former competitive figure skater and professional coach, Sewing has interviewed countless fashion designers, beauty experts, and celebrities, including Beyoncé, Tory Burch, the Kardashians, Sarah Jessica Parker, and the late Oscar de la Renta.