A Fashionista Weekend at SAC

New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis. Sophie Elgort photo.

This weekend, Southampton Arts Center (SAC) is celebrating fashion icons and legends with two film events that take a deeper look into those who have helped shape the industry.

On Friday, August 13, at 7 p.m., creator of New York Fashion Week Fern Mallis will lead a panel discussion with Wendy Finerman, Academy Award-winning producer of “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Forrest Gump,” Tom Florio, former publisher of Vogue, and Robert Verdi, fashion entrepreneur and TV personality. Following the discussion, there will be a screening of “The Devil Wears Prada,” starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep. This event is $10 (free for SAC members).

On Sunday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m., SAC will screen “The Gospel According to André” by filmmaker Kate Novack. The film explores the life and career of fashion journalist André Leon Talley — from his childhood in the segregated South to his iconic, barrier-breaking work at Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue. This screening is $15 ($10 for SAC members).

Attendees are asked to bring their own beach chairs or blankets for these outdoor events. Register online at southamptonartscenter.org/film. Southampton Arts Center is at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton.