Meant as an outlet to introduce new brands, as well as, give up and coming designers and directors a platform to showcase their perspective, the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival uses “the film short as both an expression of art, and a way to introduce collections to the marketplace.”
MFD founder, Angelique Max, explains, “I was very honored when asked by Fred Sweet to participate in the La Jolla Fashion Film festival. It was a natural fit for MFD, because we share the same passion for giving emerging designers a chance to be seen and heard. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the arts.”
MFD will present Anita Rosenberg’s 1983 film Bachelorette Pad starring underground superstar Patti Astor as Candy Stone, the swinging single bachelorette. This cult classic in which Barbie dolls come to life was eventually turned into an ABC TV series in the 1980's by Universal. The film also stars NYC graffiti-celebrity and star of MTV Raps Fab 5 Freddy.
The LJFFF is the first collaboration of MFD and Patti Astor; the team will join forces again shortly to launch Astor’s new memoir, Fun Gallery…The True Story, detailing Astor’s journey from an innocent Ohio girl, to “Stop the War” Radical, underground movie star, and world famous gallery owner. Fun Gallery…The True Story launches this Fall.
Bachelorette Pad will screen July 27th between 8-10pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA. Tickets are still available through www.ljfff.com.
For more information on Manhattan Fashion Directory or Patti Astor, or to schedule an interview, contact Angelique Max at +1.646.320.0841 or email@example.com.
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Patti Astor is an American performer best known for her underground New York City films of 1970’s, the East Village arts scene of the 1980’s, and as a key influencer in the early hip hop movement throughout NYC. “Queen of the Downtown Scene,” Astor appeared in over a dozen independent films, among which are Amos Poe’s Unmade Beds, Eric Mitchell’s Underground U.S.A., and Charles Ahearn’s Wild Style. These films are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Astor went on to open the first gallery in the East Village presenting then unknowns Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf.
“New York is the only place where a girl can graduate from the Scarlett O'Hara School of Business and build an art empire held together with Aqua-Net."-Patti Astor, New York Magazine 1983
She was recently Guest Curator for "Art In The Streets,” the wildly successful exhibition at MOCA in Los Angeles, recreating her beloved FUN Gallery for a new generation.