Maverick San Francisco police inspector Frank Bullitt takes an investigation on his own when mobsters kill a witness under his protection. A gripping neo-noir film, Bullitt includes the most exciting and famous car chase on the sloping streets of San Francisco and, of course, some of the most iconic and emulated outfits worn by Steve McQueen, not by chance known as the “King of Cool”: desert boots, trench coat, blue turtleneck, brown tweed jacket with elbow patches.
The film’s costume designer, Theadora van Runkle, seems to have taken inspiration from McQueen’s own wardrobe to create his onscreen costumes. An icon of style, as relevant today as he was in the 60s, McQueen wore about everything and he did it in a simple, laid-back way, combining classic American sportswear with outsider European touches.
Introduction by Fashion & Cinema Director Joana Granero
Sun 27 Feb 5pm | £13, conc. £11
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