In 1968 British designer Sir Hardy Amies worked as costume designer for Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, bringing his innovative approach to clothing design to one of the most visually iconic films ever made. A documentary entitled 'Stanley Kubrick & Hardy Amies: 2001: A Space Odyssey–When Fashion and the Future Collide' launches today, found exclusively on hardyamies.com. The documentary features a series of interviews with revealing insights into this surprising collaboration between two late perfectionists.
Developed over the course of 2012 in London by Hardy Amies and Present Plus, the documentary explores how the collaboration between Sir Hardy Amies and Stanley Kubrick originated and developed, the impact that the clothing and design had on the film, and the influence the costumes still have to this day. The documentary also collects anecdotes and insights by fashion experts, producer Jan Harlan, actors from the film, as well as family and friends to both Amies and Kubrick.
An edit of the documentary is being shown as part of Stanley Kubrick, an exhibition being held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and co-presented with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Academy). The Hardy Amies brand loaned archive sketches from the legendary collaboration to the exhibition, which will run until June 30th, 2013.
Special thanks go to Warner Brothers, directors Dough'nut, and interviewers Austin Mutti-Mewse and Alison Ford.
Hardy Amies is a Saville Row-based fashion house that has defined and innovated style since 1946. The house was founded by Sir Hardy Amies, whose work is famous throughout the world. Hardy Amies dressed Queen Elizabeth II as her official courtier, wrote the iconic ABC of Men's Fashion, and designed costumes for several films throughout his career. His influence is still felt today.
Present Plus is a creative innovations and digital culture studio whose focus is to create demand for brands and products through simple design, branded content, and integrated events. Present Plus is the team behind Kuvva, Gallery 33, and helped build the new WeTransfer. Present Plus previously worked with Hardy Amies on the popular ABC of Men's Fashion video series.