The Art of Influence: Blade Runner
January 10, 2024
6:30 pm-9:00 pm
To celebrate exhibition Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous in its closing days at the CMA, the museum teams up with the Nickelodeon Theater for a two-part film series exploring creative connections behind some of McQueen’s most iconic looks on the runway. As visitors to the exhibition can see, McQueen took inspiration from many aspects of popular culture for his designs and runway shows, and that is especially true when it comes to popular films.
Gather at the Nickelodeon for a screening of the first film, Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford. This iconic film’s influence on McQueen is evident in his designs for Givenchy’s Autumn/Winter 1999 Collection and its accompanying fashion show, where models donned the trademark pinup “bumper bang” hairstyle and shoulder-padded outfits mimicking the looks famously worn by Sean Young’s character Racheal. After the screening, stay for a 30-minute talkback with Carleen Maur, USC assistant professor of media arts, and Glenna Barlow, CMA curator of education. Concessions open.
$15 / $12 for Nick and CMA members. The member code is "mcqueen3" for $3 off. Join today!
Blade Runner (1982): A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. Rated R. Runtime: 1h 50min.
Ann Ray, Rachel III, 1998 Archival gelatin silver print, Courtesy of Barrett Barrera Projects