Designing the Movies: How to Steal a Million

Designing the Movies is the film lecture series that uses art direction, costume and production design as a lens for analysis. At the screening of this fashionable Audrey Hepburn caper, join host Nathalie Atkinson and guest Carolyn Rohaly in conversation about the connection between style and smooth criminals in other slick heist films like The Italian Job, Widows, Ocean’s 8, The Sting and The Thomas Crown Affair. There will be door prizes!


The trouble starts when a forged sculpture winds up in a famous Paris museum. If experts determine that it is inauthentic, a legendary art collector's reputation will be tarnished. So his daughter Nicole (Audrey Hepburn) hires cat burglar Simon Dermott (Peter O'Toole) to steal the sculpture back before it's too late. The caper features diamonds by Cartier and a wardrobe by designer Hubert de Givenchy, whose longtime personal and professional relationship with Hepburn began with SABRINA and continued through seven other features, including the iconic BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S.

USA 1966 123 min. PG

Directed by William Wyler

Starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach and Hugh Griffith

Costumes by Hubert de Givenchy


Carolyn follows her dreams: she’s been an urban planner, fashion designer, international development worker, celebrity assistant, talent manager, garage band rock 'n roller, publicist - and was one of Canada’s first fashion bloggers. She loved writing so much that she wrote MILITARY CHIC, a novel inspired by her time volunteering at Toronto Fashion Week. Carolyn lives in Toronto, loves dresses, glitter, detailed lists, clipboards, and knowing the vital difference between Champagne and Prosecco.

Designing the Movies: How to Steal a Million

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