Fashion and Film Italian Style during the Post-WWII Economic Boom: A Lecture by Prof. Eugenia Paulicelli (Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center)

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  Fashion and Film Italian Style during the  Post-WWII Economic Boom: A Lecture by Prof. Eugenia Paulicelli (Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center)
  April 11, 2013 6:00 PM
  April 11, 2013 8:00 PM
  University Hall Conference Center
Image: Rome, 1960 by William Klein for Vogue America

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Prof. Paulicelli will provide a short introduction to the history of Italian fashion and an in-depth reading of the relationships between fashion and film in the late 1950s and early 1960s. As industries and cultural manifestations, fashion and film share many similar qualities and have always influenced each other in different ways. Bound to emotions, desire and the experience of modernity, they are both spectacle and performance. Since its inception, especially during periods of great transformations such as economic booms, movie-going for both men and women was akin to attending a fashion parade. Before the explosion of digital technology, access to fashion for the masses was mediated through cinema and the genre of the fashion film this continues today. Drawing on films by Antonioni, Fellini and others, the lecture will illustrate how the marriage between fashion and film launched the modern image of Italy as we know it today. The lecture will include clips and stills from Italian movies.

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