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ART DECO SOCIETY FASHION LECTURE \“ART DECO & COSTUME DESIGN IN FILM

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Sunday, July 26 - 2:00 PM


ART DECO SOCIETY FASHION LECTURE "ART DECO & COSTUME DESIGN IN FILM:

"How The Convergence Of Styles Created A Distinct Cinematic Quality"

Co-Presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

In this hour-long lecture, Louise Coffey-Webb examines the origins of Art Deco and how the movement was manifested in film in an era when something extraordinary was happening in popular culture. It observes the role of the Studio System in the creation of iconic stars and features excerpts from the classics of the 1920s and 30s with Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Gloria Swanson, as well as very rare footage of Erté dressing Lucille LeSueur (who later changed her name to Joan Crawford,) and early color clips from the mid-1920s "Fashion News". Images also include rare production stills from early 20th century films of the work of great costume designers as well as the unknowns, and extant costumes and accessories from the Golden Age of Film. Both film and design history are captured in this presentation addressing the themes of exoticism, Egyptomania, industrialism and Cubism. Discussion following the lecture.

Louise Coffey-Webb, currently Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Woodbury University, has presented her research and workshops throughout the US, the UK and Canada. Recently appointed to the Board of Directors of The Costume Society of America, Louise has also contributed to many documentaries, including narrating a mini-documentary on Victorian underwear for a special edition of John Wayne’s DVD "McLintock."

 

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