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Designing the Movies: Mahogany
Prior to the screening, host Nathalie Atkinson and guest Suzanne Boyd, editor-in-chief of ZOOMER magazine are in onstage conversation about Diana Ross, divas, and the racial politics of fashion
Struggling Chicago fashion design student Tracy Chambers (Diana Ross) goes from rags to riches when a chance meeting with hotshot fashion photographer Sean (Anthony Perkins) in the department store where she works leads to life as a supermodel. Tracy's ambition brings her professional success as a designer, but may destroy her relationship with social activist Brian (Billy Dee Williams), as well as her respect in the fashion world.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
USA (1975) 109 mins PG
Directed by Berry Gordy
Starring Diana Ross, Anthony Perkins and Billy Dee Williams
ABOUT DESIGNING THE MOVIES
Created and hosted by journalist Nathalie Atkinson, Designing the Movies is the historic Revue Cinema’s monthly film series that explores art direction, set decoration, costume and production design as a lens for analysis