A three-day conference investigating the power of costume design in horror and surrealist films and iconic television series.


A specially curated programme of screenings paired with a rich series of discussions boasting acclaimed international speakers from both industry and academia. Steven Noble – costume designer for Never Let Me Go (2010), Under The Skin (2013) and Theory of Everything (2014) – discussed the pivotal role of costume design with broadcaster and writer Ian Peacock (of BBC Radio 4 fame). FASHION AND. Screen was the first in what will be a series of curated conferences to examine the role of clothes in different disciplines.


Dr. Claire Pajaczkowska, tutor at London’s Royal College of Art and independent filmmaker, discussed costume, power and symbolism in surrealist film. Author and Reader in Fashion Theory Dr. Jonathan Faiers revealed his definition of the negative cinematic wardrobe. Dr. Helen Warner examined gender, fashion and consumer culture in contemporary television. All discussions were chaired by Ian Peacock.


Dr. Jonathan Faiers
Reader in Fashion Theory, University of Southampton, UK


Steven Noble
Costume Designer: Trainspotting (1996), 24 Hour Party People (2002), Never Let Me Go (2010), Under The Skin (2013), The Theory of Everything (2014), The Two Faces of January (2014)


Dr. Claire Pajaczkowska
Senior Researcher in Fashion & Textiles, Royal College of Art, London


Ian Peacock (Chair)
Cultural Radio Presenter & Writer, BBC


Dr. Nick Rees-Roberts
Lecturer in Film
, University of Bristol, UK


Dr. Helen Warner
Lecturer at the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language & Communication, University of East Anglia, UK

Film & Television Episodes

World on a Wire: Part 1 & 2 (1973), Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Belle de Jour (1967), Luis Buñuel

Last Year at Marienbad (1962), Alain Resnais

Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Roman Polanski

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Werner Herzog

Dallas ‘Digger’s Daughter’ (1978), Season 1 Episode 1

House of Cards ‘Chapter 1’ (2013), Season 1 Episode 1

The Avengers ‘From Venus with Love’ (1967), Season 5 Episode 1

Charlie’s Angels ‘Hellride’ (1976), Season 1 Episode 1


Location: Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

Date: May 2015

Curation: Double Decker

Organisation: OCC Communication & Marketing Department (Afroditi Panagiotakou and Elisavet Pantazi)

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