Fashion in Film: Europe and America

Since the beginning of cinema in the late-19th century, the role of costume, fabrics and fashion within has been crucial in conveying an aesthetic dimension and establishing a new sensorial and emotional relationship with viewers. Through the interaction of fashion, costume and film it is possible to gauge a deeper understanding of the cinematic, its complex history, and the mechanisms underlying modernity, the construction of gender, urban transformations, consumption, technological and aesthetic experimentation.

Moderator: Amy Herzog Respondent: Jerry Carlson Speakers: Caroline Evans: Early Fashion Shows and the "Cinema of Attractions", c. 1900-1925 Michelle Tollini: "Exploitation" in Early Cinema: Poiret and Lucille on Film Drake Stutesman: Spectacular Hats! A New Kind of Identity in a New Kind of Love (1963)

The Elebash Recital Hall Monday 02 May 2011, 5.00 - 7.30 pm