Film, Fashion, and the 1960s

Film, Fashion, and the 1960s

Edited by Eugenia Paulicelli, Drake Stutesman, and Louise Wallenberg
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/6/2017
Format: paper 304 pages, 48 b&w illus.
6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-253-02610-1
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A fascinating look at one of the most experimental, volatile, and influential decades, Film, Fashion, and the 1960s, examines the numerous ways in which film and fashion intersected and affected identity expression during the era. From A Hard Day’s Night to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, from the works of Ingmar Bergman to Blake Edwards, the groundbreaking cinema of the 1960s often used fashion as the ultimate expression for urbanity, youth, and political (un)awareness. Crumbling hierarchies brought together previously separate cultural domains, and these blurred boundaries could be seen in unisex fashions and roles played out on the silver screen. As this volume amply demonstrates, fashion in films from Italy, France, England, Sweden, India, and the United States helped portray the rapidly changing faces of this cultural avant-gardism. This blending of fashion and film ultimately created a new aesthetic that continues to influence the fashion and media of today.

Author Bio

Eugenia Paulicelli is Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature, and Women’s Studies at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is author of Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy: From Sprezzatura to Satire; Fashion is a Serious Business: Rosa Genoni, Milan Expo 1906 and The Great War, and Italian Style: Fashion & Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age.

Louise Wallenberg is Associate Professor in Film and Fashion Studies and former director of The Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University. She is co-editor of
Nordic Fashion Studies and has published extensively on film and fashion.

Drake Stutesman teaches theoretical approaches to film costume design at New York University, where she co-organizes an annual conference on film costume. She is editor of the cinema and media journal
Framework.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction / Eugenia Paulicelli and Louise Wallenberg

Part 1: 1960s: Youth Culture and Sexual Liberation
1. Sanitizing the Beatles for Revolution: Music, Film, and Fashion in 1960s
A Hard Day’s Night / Ronald Gregg
2. The Art of Undressing: Automation and Exposure at the Margins of Cinema / Amy Herzog
3. Pasolini’s
Teorema: the Eroticism of the Visitor’s Discarded Clothes / Stella Bruzzi
4. Rite of Passage: the Hat that Wouldn’t Disappear in the 1960s / Drake Stutesman

Part 2: Cities, Nations and Fashion
5. Fashion Apart: Godard and Fageol in the 1960s Paris / Astrid Söderbergh Widding
6. Fashion, Film, Rome / Eugenia Paulicelli
7. Contexts, Contradictions, Couture, and Clothing: Fashion in
An American in Paris, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and A Touch of Mink / Pat Kirkham and Marilyn Cohen

Part 3: Gender: Modernity/Tradition
8. The Fashioning of Julie Christie and the Mythologizing of “Swinging London”: Changing Images in Sixties Britain / Pamela Church Gibson
9. Women in White: Femininity and Female Desire in 1960s Bombay Cinema / Anupama Kapse
10. Mago’s Magic: Fashioning Sexual Indifference in Ingmar Bergman’s 1960s Cinema / Louise Wallenberg
11. Single Men: Sixties Aesthetics and Vintage Style in Contemporary Cinema / Nick Rees-Roberts

Part 4: Epilogue
12. Adriana Berselli: Costume for Cinema and Theater / Eugenia Paulicelli
13. Souvenir of a Costume Designer / Adriana Berselli
Index
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