Last Tuesday Agent Provocateur, Isabella Rossellini and Kyle Maclachan hosted a screening of David Lynch’s landmark film Blue Velvet at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary as well as its DCP restoration and re-release in select U.S. and UK theatres this year. Exclusively sponsored by Agent Provocateur, the event also anticipated the long-awaited return of Mr. Lynch’s legendary television series, Twin Peaks, slated to premiere in early 2017 after a 25-year hiatus. After the screening guests were invited to a decadent reception at Agent Provocateur’s Madison Avenue store, which had been transformed to reflect the “Dark Glamour” theme with sexy and sophisticated lighting, vintage speaker amps with screens playing the Blue Velvet trailer and mannequins dressed in AW16 pieces.
Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest films ever made, since its original theatrical release Blue Velvet has achieved cult status and is regarded as one of Lynch’s best works. Bankrolled by producer Dino De Laurentiis, the picture earned Lynch his second Academy Award nomination for Best Director, provided a dramatic outlet for Rossellini beyond her work as a fashion model and re-launched the late Dennis Hopper’s career.