BBC Drama 'Fashion' Shoots at the Rivoli Ballroom

"Let me show you Derelicte. It is a fashion, a way of life inspired by the very homeless, the vagrants, the crack whores that make this wonderful city so unique."
Mugatu, Zoolander

A BBC six-part drama, nominally about the fashion world is currently shooting at the gorgeous Rivoli Ballroom. We were told by one of the crew that the series was called Fashion and will be broadcast some time in the new year. We think that it is the same thing as "Material Girl", the working title for a drama that was announced by the BBC earlier this year. Fashion may be the series' new name.

In any case, it appears that SE4 was determined to be the perfect setting for a "romantic comedy about a young fashion designer battling an evil ex-boss, a sexy but devilish business partner and snobby fashionistas to get her break in work and love."

The Daily Mail has some pictures here.

With thanks to Marc, via Twitter.


Monkeyboy said...

Can't believe you're making me click on a Daily Mail link. an "outrageous romp" apparently, as romps should be in my opinion.

..nice sussys, Mmmmm.....

Marc said...

Great investigative powers live in SE4. My compliments.

Headhunter said...

BTW what happened to the filming which took place at the big house on Wickham Road? Has that been on TV yet?

Trendspotter said...

I was walking to the Co-Op yesterday and I saw all the actors traipsing out of the Ballroom, I wondered what it was. An astonishing amount of hairspray had been utilised. Nice that the Rivoli are making money :-)

Anonymous said...

It's not unusual for the Rivoli to be used as a set for filming.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the Rivoli being used as a cinema again:

The Big Smoke: Films from a Lost London
Lewisham Film Initiative and Creative Process in association with the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Mediatheque invite you to a screening of The Big Smoke: Films from a Lost London, with live musical accompaniment from the London Breakbeat Orchestra.
Join us for a spectacular and little seen glimpse of London's past to launch the LFI's Capital Fund and showcase the work of Lewisham's Heritage and Archive service.
Thursday 2 July
Drinks from 7pm/Screening (45 min) at 8pm
Admission FREE
Rivoli Ballroom
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