50 Years of Italian Fashion (Victoria Memorial Hall, February 16, 5.30 pm) lCostumes created by the likes of Valentino, Armani, Gucci and Versace will be on display. Exhibits include original outfits, accessories and jewellery worn by celebrities such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable and Sophia Loren (picture above).
Social Communication Cinema (Nandan, February 17, 6.30 pm) lThe five-day conference will host seminars and screenings of films from around the world, on issues including single parenting and political conflicts. Shyam Benegal (picture above) and Goutam Ghose are among the directors on the list. Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will inaugurate.
Antimemoirs (Andre Malraux) lThis is the autobiography of arguably the most influential figure of enlightened militant European conscience in the 1930s.Told in the first person, it originated from Malraux’s travels in India and China in 1965. Of special interest is a freewheeling conversation with Jawaharlal Nehru.
Patalghar (Original soundtrack) lMusic director Debojyoti Mishra has worked hard to create this multi-layered collage of sounds, with songs penned by adman Rangan Chakraborty.