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Retro Couture

Retro Couture explores the world of fashion in Miami as told through five local pioneers in the industry inspired by vintage pieces. The documentary takes a look at Miami's history as a clothing manufacturer, and touches on it's future as the next fashion capital of the world.

  • Christopher Rapalo
  • Christopher Rapalo
  • Keni Valenti
    Key Cast
  • Madeleine Kirsh
    Key Cast
  • Allison Sagehorn
    Key Cast
  • Simonett Pereira
    Key Cast
  • Lauren Arkin
    Key Cast
  • Sam Bierman
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  • Genres:
    Fashion, documentary
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Miami Fashion Film Festival
    Miami Beach
    United States
    September 22, 2016
    Wolfsonian Museum
    Official Selection, Best Documentary Nominee, Best Film/Audience Award
  • Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at MDC
    Downtown Miami
    United States
  • Panama Fashion Film Festival
    Ciudad Del Saber
    October 1, 2016
    Latin American Premeire
    Honorable Special Screening: Retro Couture
  • International Fashion Film Festival Brussels
    October 19, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Key West Film Festival
    Key West, Florida
    United States
    November 18, 2016
    Best Florida Film
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Art Deco Weekend
    Miami Beach
    United States
    January 14, 2017
    "40 Years of Fabulous: The Colors Of South Beach"
  • Johnson and Wales University
    United States
    January 24, 2017
  • Florida International University
    United States
    February 10, 2017
  • Fashion and Style: A talk on Connectedness
    February 27, 2017
  • Wigwood Festival - Gramps Wynwood
    United States
    February 10, 2017
  • HistoryMiami Museum
    Downtown Miami
    United States
    March 18, 2017
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa Fashion Film Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    April 7, 2017
    African Premiere
    Best Documentary
  • Jewish Museum of Florida
    Miami Beach
    United States
    May 9, 2017
  • Filmgate Miami - O Cinema Wynwood
    United States
    June 7, 2017
Director Biography - Christopher Rapalo

Christopher Rapalo is a filmmaker from Miami, FL with a passion for film, photography, and fashion. His debut documentary 'Retro Couture,' premiered at the Miami Fashion Film Festival where it won Best Film "Audience Award' and was also a Best Documentary nominee. The film has also won Best Florida Short Film at Key West Film Festival, and has screened at numerous international film festivals. Rapalo began his professional film career through his digital production agency, Third Dream Media, through which he has co-hosted panels with Dell and co-produced events during Art Basel Miami.

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