background preloader

Fashion & cinéma

Facebook Twitter

CU-Andersson - cu11v3a9.pdf. Fashion in Film Festival. Film and fashion - Clothing and Fashion. The couturier and designer of surreal hats, Elsa Schiaparelli once declared, “The film fashions of today are your fashions of tomorrow” (Prichard 1981, p. 370).

Film and fashion - Clothing and Fashion

Besides planning haute couture collections, Schiaparelli also designed costumes for such stars as Mae West (Every Day’s a Holiday [1937]) and the British stars Margaret Lockwood and Anna Neagle (The Beloved Vagabond [1936], Limelight [1936]). Fashion & Film. Chanel’s Last Year in Marienbad. Alain Resnais’ puzzling Last Year at Marienbad (1961) is a famously unfathomable homage to the avant-garde, filled with hallucinatory settings and dream-like sequences that challenged and explored the boundaries of film.

Chanel’s Last Year in Marienbad

Who are the characters? What exactly is going on? Audience and critical opinion remains divided – is Marienbad a portrait of the dangers of self-trickery or an analysis of the time and memory theories first suggested by French philosopher Bergson, notably that memory is subjective and not absolute? The Costumer's Guide to Movie Costumes.

FASHION & CINEMA. Style In Film. Style in Film: Isabelle Huppert’s Red Leather Gloves in A Comedy of Power With this year’s Elle and Things to Come, Isabelle Huppert is challenging female stereotypes.

Style In Film

But the truth is she has been honing her ferocious talent for over forty years. Fashion and Cinema: A Mutual Attraction - Hollywood Style. In 1974, Diana Vreeland organized an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, devoted to studio designs.

Hollywood Style

The exhibition's title, Romantic and Glamorous: Hollywood Style, sums up perfectly the way in which traditional "Hollywood style" is perceived. It is seen as synonymous with glamour and opulence. Vreeland emphasized this in the exhibition's catalog: "Everything was larger than life. The diamonds were bigger, the furs were thicker and more luxurious … silks, satins, velvets and chiffons, miles and miles of ostrich feathers … everything was an exaggeration" (p. 5). Certainly this is true of archetypal "Hollywood style.

" This potential power was not immediately perceived. Bonnie Cashin. One of America's foremost designers in the second half of the twentieth century, Bonnie Cashin (1908-2000) was a pioneer in the sportswear industry, specializing in modular wardrobes for the modern woman "on the go.

Bonnie Cashin

" Her lifelong interest in clothing design, however, encompassed a number of careers on both American coasts. Growing up in California, Cashin worked as an apprentice in a series of dressmaking shops owned and operated by her mother, Eunice. In her teens she worked as a fashion illustrator and dance costume designer. Between 1943 and 1949 she costumed more than sixty films at Twentieth Century-Fox. It was not until midcentury, when she was over forty years old, that she began designing the ready-to-wear for which she became best known. Cashin favored timeless shapes from the history of clothing, such as ponchos, tunics, Noh coats, and kimonos, which allowed for ease of movement and manufacture. Early Years. Adrian. Adrian, the great American film and fashion designer, was born Adrian Adolph Greenberg in Connecticut in 1903.


Stage-struck at an early age, he had worked in summer stock and sold costume sketches to the producers of a Broadway show by the time he was eighteen. In 1921 he entered the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts (now the Parsons School of Design) to study stage design. He transferred to the Paris branch of the school in 1922. Film and Fashion. Costume Design and Identity.


A Cinematic History of Denim. Hollywood has an interesting relationship with the fashion industry, concurrently reacting to and creating trends of what people are wearing in the real world.

A Cinematic History of Denim

Jeans are no exception to this rule, being one of the most ubiquitous things worn in films. Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Outsiders” (1983) Everyone wears jeans nowadays. They’re pretty much the default pant option for the western world and are frequently depicted as such onscreen. The populism of denim, however, is a fairly recent phenomenon and their cultural identity has changed repeatedly throughout the twentieth century. Café Mode, l'oeil d'une parisienne (presque) à la page - Lexpress Styles. Photo Don English -Paramount Pictures A mon retour de Chine, le visionnage de Shanghai Express s’imposait.

Café Mode, l'oeil d'une parisienne (presque) à la page - Lexpress Styles

Quatrième film (sur sept au total) du duo Marlène Dietrich / Josef von Sternberg après L’ange bleu, Coeurs brûlés et Agent X27, c’est lui qui fit de l’actrice allemande une superstar. Je m’attendais à ce qu’il ait plutôt mal vieilli, mais j’ai au contraire été agréablement surprise: bien que caricatural, ce film demeure un chef d’oeuvre atemporel. Dans une Chine des années 1930 en pleine guerre civile, un train relie Pékin à Shanghai. La mode au cinéma - Catwalk Yourself. Mode et cinéma. Folie Vintage Webzine, le site de l'actualité et les tendances rétro & vintage.

C’est l’histoire d’une femme qui, durant près de cinq décennies, a rendu glamour les plus grands artistes du 7e art.

Folie Vintage Webzine, le site de l'actualité et les tendances rétro & vintage

Née en Californie le 28 octobre 1897 d’un père autrichien et d’une mère bavaroise, Edith Head a suivi des études de français à Berkeley et décroché un master en langues romanes à l’université de Stanford. Alors professeur de français à la la Bishop’s School, la jeune femme attirée par l’art donne des cours de dessins et s’exerce pour améliorer son style dans la figure humaine et le costume. Cette petite femme au style discret et sobre dont le nom était inconnu du grand public avait le don de sublimer les femmes et de masquer leurs défauts avec de simples étoffes.

Petites lunettes rondes et noires, frange brune sur cheveux attachés et tailleurs ou robes cintrés à la taille. Sa volonté ? Screen style & identity. Edith Head - le glamour au bout des doigts. Honorée de huit Oscars, un record pour une femme, Edith Head est "la" costumière emblématique d'Hollywood.

Edith Head - le glamour au bout des doigts

Elle a habillé les plus grandes actrices et fait du glamour sa marque de fabrique. Costume Design & Film Fashion Archives.