Cinema as a Trendsetter and Source of Historical Research in Fashion

Maria Paula Guimarães, Rita Aparecida da Conceição Ribeiro
2019 ModaPalavra e-periódico  
Although it emerged in Europe in the late nineteenth century, it was in the United States that cinema had its greatest development and consolidated as a multidisciplinary production activity and its multiple styles and genres became the subject of several studies. The correct interpretation of the symbolic contents of the film project enables an understanding of the socioeconomic conditions of an era and then becomes an important source of historical research. This article proposes a
more » ... ion of cinema costumes, bringing a new perspective to the understanding of films that reconstitute other periods of time, thus broadening the classification created by Betton (1987) . For this article, three films of the musical genre were analyzed, considering a line of research on the cinema influence in the trendsetting of the young culture where the music constitutes a central vector. The films analyzed are: West Side Love (1961), The Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Hair (1978), classified in the categories of time period reproduction, contemporary costumes and free period of time interpretatio, allowing a more objective identification of ties between the socioeconomic reality of each period of time and the cinema, interfering in the constitution of habits and customs of a social group.
doi:10.5965/1982615x12252019036 fatcat:dlxfvq4ttfa63gxlkkz37m2ylu