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Dressing Dangerously

Dysfunctional Fashion in Film

Jonathan Faiers

Marlene Dietrich’s blood-stained Dior dress in Stage Fright, the white-suited assassin of The Untouchables, Cary Grant’s ‘armour-plated suit’ in North by Northwest... This extensively illustrated volume examines ‘clothing-related moments’ in a vast range of films. Discussing clothes and accessories including overcoats, trench coats and furs, jewellery, shoes, gloves and scarves, white suits (‘the tailoring of evil’) and women in red, the fashion theorist Jonathan Faiers explores the visual and psychical resonance of movie actors’ costume.

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  • Publisher: Yale UP
  • Year: 2013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 279x238mm
  • ISBN: 9780300184389
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1.7kg
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