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Fashion and the movies have always been inextricably linked. The American Museum of the Moving Image’s “Fashion in Film” festival in Queens — which will kick off with an opening party tonight and run from Saturday through March 25 — aims to prove the point with screenings of stylish films from the silent era to the present. The celluloid treasures include Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window,” starring style icon Grace Kelly, William Klein’s “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?” featuring an affectionate parody of Diana Vreeland, and Jennie Livingston’s “Paris Is Burning,” the celebrated documentary about drag-ball culture. And guess what? There are many parallels between certain current runway looks and those in a number of the festival’s films.
— Véronique Hyland and Cordelia Johnson