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Hollywood Costume Design

Jay Jorgensen

Published by Perseus Distribution Okt 2015, 2015
ISBN 10: 0762456612 / ISBN 13: 9780762456611
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Title: Hollywood Costume Design

Publisher: Perseus Distribution Okt 2015

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Buch

Book Condition: Neu


Neuware - Presents a history of fashion on film, with classic moments from film favourites and a host of untold stories about the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars, from the silent era to the present day. 432 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780762456611

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Synopsis: Marilyn Monroe made history by standing over a subway grating in a white pleated halter dress designed by William Travilla. Hubert de Givenchy immortalized the Little Black Dress with a single opening scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's. A red nylon jacket signaled to audiences that James Dean was a Rebel Without a Cause. For more than a century, costume designers have left indelible impressions on moviegoers' minds, yet until now, so little has been known about the designers themselves and their work to compliment and enrich stories through fashion. Hollywood Costume Design presents the history of fashion on film, showcasing not only classic moments from film favorites, but a host of untold stories about the creative talent working behind the scenes to dress the stars from the silent era to the present day. Among the book's sixty-five designer profiles are Clare West, Howard Greer, Adrian, Walter Plunkett, Travis Banton, Irene, Edith Head, Cecil Beaton, Bob Mackie, Theodora Van Runkle, and Colleen Atwood. The designers' stories are set against the backdrop of Hollywood: how they collaborated with great movie stars and filmmakers; how they maneuvered within the studio system; and how they came to design clothing that remains iconic decades after its first appearance. The array of films discussed and showcased through photos spans more than one hundred years, from draping Rudolph Valentino in exotic "sheik" dress to the legendary costuming of Gone with the Wind, Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Bonnie and Clyde, Reservoir Dogs, and beyond. This gloriously illustrated volume includes candid photos of the designers at work, portraits and wardrobe tests of stars in costume, and designer sketches. Drawing from archival material and dozens of new interviews with Oscar-winning designers, author Jay Jorgensen offers a highly informative, lavish, and entertaining history of Hollywood costume design.

About the Author: "Jay Jorgensen" is a film and fashion historian and collector. He is the author of "Edith Head: The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer." Jorgensen is also a photographer whose work has been showcased in magazines such as "People" and "TV Guide." He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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