Fashion in Film

Fashion in Film

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The vital synergy between dress and the cinema has been in place since the advent of film. Broaching topics such as vampires, noir, and Marie Antoinette looks, Fashion in Film uncovers the way in which the alliance of these two powerhouse industries use myriad cultural influences-shaping narrative, national identity, and all points in between. Contributor essays address international films from early cinema to the present, drawing on the classic and the innovative. This abundantly illustrated collection reveals that fashion in conjunction with film must be understood in a different way from fashion tout simple.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 90 b&w illus.
  • 0253222990
  • 9780253222992
  • 712,521

Table of contents

Introduction: Fashion Shows / Adrienne Munich
Part 1. Fashioning Film
1. Costume Design, or, What Is Fashion in Film? / Drake Stutesman
2. What to Wear in a Vampire Film / Mary Ann Caws
3. Noir Fashion and Noir as Fashion / Ula Lukszo
4. Surface, Fabric, Weave: The Fashioned World of Wong Kar-wai / Giuliana Bruno
Part 2. Filming Fashion
5. The Walkies: Early French Fashion Shows as a Cinema of Attractions / Caroline Evans
6. Wanting to Wear Seeing: Gilbert Adrian at MGM / Jane M. Gaines
7. "It will be a magnificent obsession": Femininity, Desire, and the New Look in 1950s Hollywood Melodrama / Stella Bruzzi
8. Adornment in the Afterlife of Victorian Fashion / Maura Spiegel
9. Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette: Costumes, Girl Power, and Feminism / Diana Diamond
Part 3. Fashioning National Identities
10. Slave to Fashion: Maculinity, Suits, and the Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema / Jacqueline Reich
11. The Stars and Stripes in Fashion Films / Adrienne Munich
12. Does Dress Tell the Nation's Story? Fashion, History, and Nation in the Films of Fassbinder / Kristin Hole
13. Subversive Habits: Minority Women in Mani Ratnam's Roja and Dil Se / Sarah Berry
Part 4. Epilogue: After Fashion
14. Un-Fashionable Age: Clothing and Unclothing the Older Woman's Body on Screen / E. Ann Kaplan
List of Contributors
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Fashion in Film is a recommended pick for arts collections strong in fashion as well as film libraries. * Midwest Book Review * The individual essays work together effectively and are, for the most part, free of the jargon that sometimes mars both film and cultural analyses. . . . Recommended.November 2011 * Choice *
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About Adrienne Munich

Adrienne Munich is Professor of English at Stony Brook University. She is author of Andromeda's Chains: Gender and Interpretation in Victorian Literature and Art and Queen Victoria's Secrets and co-editor of the journal Victorian Literature and Culture.
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