The Fashion of Film: How Cinema Has Inspired Fashion

Author(s): Amber Jane Butchart

Fine Arts | No Category | New Arrivals | October 2020

From Amber Butchart, host of BBC 4's A Stitch in Time.

Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the dystopian vision of Metropolis. The picture-perfect worlds of Wes Anderson's films echo in Miuccia Prada's collections. From historical epics and romantic dramas to sci-fi blockbusters and arthouse cool, the world's most creative fashion designers have long taken their inspiration from screen idols - and continue to do so today.

Let fashion historian Amber Butchart take you a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks, and see how the fashion of film has transformed the world of fashion design.

Sumptuously illustrated with photographs of fashion creations and the films that inspired them, The Fashion of Film is a must-have for any fan of style.


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The title lets you know exactly what you are in for in this informative and wide-ranging look at fashion in film. Very well researched and gorgeous to look at.

Elisa, Book Grocer

Amber Butchart is a fashion historian and authority on the history of style. She is an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion, a former research fellow at the University of the Arts London, and hosts a series of regular talks at the VA Museum. Amber's work has led to her being featured on numerous television and radio programmes on the BBC, Sky Arts and Channel 4, as well as in a huge number of publications, including Vogue, Grazia, Glamour, the Guardian and The Times. Amber has spoken at events hosted by prestigious cultural organisations including the British Museum, Tate Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, the Design Museum and the British Film Institute. She is a regular on SHOWstudio fashion week panels. Amber was Head Buyer and Trend Analyst for cutting-edge international vintage clothing chain Beyond Retro, and has worked with top fashion brands, applying her historical knowledge to their public campaigns.

General Fields

  • : 9781784721763
  • : Octopus Books
  • : Octopus Books
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Amber Jane Butchart
  • : Hardback
  • : 224