A little while ago, I, along with some fine style bloggers, went along to Mademoiselle Robot's inaugural MCM Film Club, held in the downstairs salon of the flagship store in Sloane Street (after hours of course). The theme of the night was 'breaking style boundaries', so obviously it was necessary to watch a Katharine Hepburn film. The film we watched was Bringing Up Baby, the 1938 Howard Hawks film starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and a leopard called Baby. How I could ever have missed out on a film starring Cary Grant (who I love), a large cat and amazing costumes I don't know, but this was the first time I'd seen it. The word screwball could have been invented just to describe this film, and though I would find it hard to relay the plot coherently: she tries to drive off in his car, he's a palaeontologist, but she thinks he's a zoologist, he's lost this important dinosaur bone and needs to get more funding from this rich lady who turns out to be...anyway, never mind, it's very funny and Cary Grant ends up wearing a marabou trimmed negligee.
The next film club night is coming up, but the film being shown is to be decided by you - if you can get to London for it (date TBC) and would like to come, leave a suggestion in the comments of your favourite exquisitely costumed classic film and if it's chosen, we can all watch it together. As an added bonus I will surprise and amaze you with how many marshmallows I am able to consume in two hours.