Film, Fashion, and the 1960s

Edited by Eugenia Paulicelli, Drake Stutesman and Louise Wallenberg

Contributions by Stella Bruzzi, Pamela Church Gibson, Marilyn A. Cohen, Pat Kirkham, Ronald Gregg, Amy Herzog, Anupama Kapse, Nick Rees-Roberts, Astrid Söderbergh Widding and Adriana Berselli

Published by: Indiana University Press

244 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 48 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253026101
  • Published: September 2017


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253025593
  • Published: September 2017


  • eBook
  • 9780253026415
  • Published: September 2017


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.