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Semester: 2


FM4118: Film and Fashion

The module explores two aspects of the interaction between film and fashion: On the one hand, it looks at the ways fashion intersects with film in the area of costume design and general approaches to style. On the other, it surveys the variety of representations that the fashion world has enjoyed in global cinema. It looks at matters of taste, style, glamour, creativity, celebrity, global fashion hubs and gurus, consumerism, but also at the way fashion is produced, managed, and sold, from glossy magazines and advertising through to luxury brands and sweat-shops. Students will have the opportunity to view and discuss documentary and feature films made by a host of important international directors (including, but not limited to Wim Wenders, Albert Maysles, Jun Ichikawa, Bertrand Bonello, Tom Ford, Ben Stiller, Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, and Gillian Armstrong), as well as to research and write on these matters. The discussions will also touch on matters of fashion photography and film.


Lecture - Monday 2.00 pm-4.00 pm - Conference Room, Byre Theatre
Screening - Monday 9.30 am-12.00 pm, Boardroom, Film Studies

Professor Dina Iordanova (Co-ordinator)